World Bulletin / News Desk
Syria's Minister of Information Umran Ahid al-Za'bi on Wednesday said that they offered condolences to the families of those killed in Turkey's south-eastern town of Akcakale when Syrian artillery shells landed on the town killing 5 Turks and wounding 9 others as well as to the Turkish nation.
According to a news report on the Syrian state television channel, al-Za'bi stated that they began an investigation on the Akcakale incident.
"The border with Turkey is long, illegal arms trafficking takes place along the border and armed groups move along the border. Syria has good intentions and respects the sovereignty of neighboring countries. Armed groups hurt Syria's stability as well as that of the region itself," al-Za'bi stated.
Meanwhile, speaking to the Anadolu Agency (AA) following a meeting of the NATO Council at the level of ambassadors, Turkey's Permanent Representative Ambassador Haydar Berk indicated that "NATO, as a single voice, was beside Turkey."
"The NATO Council, which convened on Wednesday based on Article 4, expressed they were in solidarity with Turkey and that they strongly condemned the Syrian attack on the Turkish town of Akcakale on Wednesday," Berk also said.
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