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Turkey to respond with 'greater force' if shelling from Syria continues

Publisher Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty
Publication Date 10 October 2012
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Last updated (GMT/UTC): 10.10.2012 11:57

Turkey's army says it will respond with "greater force" if shelling from Syria continues to spill over the border.

Turkey's chief of general staff, General Necdet Ozel, made the comment during a visit on October 10 to a town where shelling from neighboring Syria killed five civilians last week.

The attack has sparked cross-border artillery and mortar exchanges between Turkey and Syria, where President Bashar al-Assad's forces are fighting against rebels.

Ozel's comments came one day after NATO Secretary-Greneral Anders Fogh Rasmussen said the military alliance had "all necessary plans in place to protect and defend Turkey if necessary."

Based on reporting by Reuters and AP

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