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Turkey returns fire to Syria

Turkish forces fired across the border into Syria today after a shell launched from Syria landed in Turkey's border town of Akcakale.

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Turkey: Bombing 'a breach of international peace and security'

Turkey urged the UN Security Council to take the "necessary action" to stop Syrian aggression after a mortar bomb fired from Syria killed five Turkish civilians.

A letter obtained by Reuters said:

This is an act of aggression by Syria against Turkey. It constitutes a flagrant violation of international law as well as a breach of international peace and security.

– Turkish UN Ambassador Ertugrul Apakan's letter to UN Security Council

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