Turkish artillery targets Syria
Published: October 3, 2012 11:49AM
Updated: October 3, 2012 02:29PM

Istanbul The office of Turkey’s prime minister says Turkish artillery has fired on Syrian targets after deadly shelling from the Syrian side hit a Turkish border town.

The Turkish statement says the artillery fired “on points in Syria that were detected with radar, in line with the rules of engagement.”

The artillery fire on Wednesday followed shelling, believed to be from Syrian government forces that hit the Turkish village of Akcakale. A Turkish ruling party official says five people died.