World Bulletin / News Desk
Italian Foreign Minister Giulio Terzi assessed the Syrian attack on Turkey's south-eastern town of Akcakale which killed 5 Turkish citizens and injured 9 others when artillery shells fell on the town and said, "The dispatch of Turkish troops abroad is being assessed by the Turkish government. It is a legitimate response to Syrian artillery attack."
Terzi spoke to journalists before attending a meeting about "peace period in Middle East" in Rome's Luiss University on Thursday.
Terzi noted that they follow the situation closely and said, "Italy has put its concerns into words last night by attending the NATO meeting in Brussels. Italian government stands by Turkish government and Turkish people. We understand the seriousness of security threat that Turkey is facing. Massacres and destructive effects continue."
Terzi replied a question after a journalist reminded him the "Prime Ministry Motion" which authorizes government for a year to send Turkish troops to foreign countries regarding Syria issue and Terzi said, "The dispatch of Turkish troops abroad is being assessed by the Turkish government. It is a legitimate response to Syrian artillery attack."
Güncelleme Tarihi: 04 Ekim 2012, 14:35