Turkey will retaliate if Syria border violated again: FM

Turkey will retaliate without hesitation if its border with Syria is violated again, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Saturday.

Turkey will retaliate if Syria border violated again: FM

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has said that Turkey would retaliate again if its border with Syria was violated again and if they felt that Turkey's national security was in danger.

After holding a meeting with his German counterpart Guido Westerwelle in Istanbul, Davutoglu said that Turkey has been taking every kind of measures on its borders.

Davutoglu said that NATO highlighted in a meeting that Turkey-Syria border was the border of NATO and it was a clear support by NATO.

"Within this scope, I would like to thank Germany for its assistance," he said.

Westerwelle said that he paid this visit to Turkey to show that Germany was beside Turkey, and it appreciated Turkey for its stance in regard to incidents along its border with Syria.

German government fully supported Turkey, he said.

Turkey's armed forces have repeatedly responded in kind over the past few weeks to gunfire and shelling spilling across the border from Syria and have warned of a more forceful response if the violence is not contained.

Güncelleme Tarihi: 14 Ekim 2012, 12:05