“We have reached the Syrian authorities through our Ambassador to Syria, and they have assured us and UN-Arab League envoy Lakhdar Brahimi that what happened on the Syrian-Turkish border was a tragic accident. It won’t happen again,” he said.
Russia has urged the UN Security Council to offer a balanced response to the Turkey-Syria cross-border incident, a diplomatic source at the UN headquarters said after the organization discussed the exchange of fire in Akcakale.
Turkish artillery fired on targets in Syria after shells from across the border killed five Turkish nationals.
Five people were killed and eight more injured. Ankara blames the violence on Damascus, while the exact place from where the fire came has not been yet located.