Shelling resumes at Turkish-Syrian border

Turkish soldiers walk as they stand guard on the Turkish-Syrian border near the Akcakale border crossing, southern Sanliurfa province, October 5, 2012 (Reuters)

The Turkish military reportedly fired at Syria on Saturday morning in response to a mortar from Syria landing near a Turkish farm. If follows a similar incident on Friday.

The exchange occurred near the village of Guvecci in Hatay province, according to Turkey’s Anadolu Agency.

Earlier on Friday afternoon a mortar shell fell near the town of Yayladagi, some 50 meters away from the Syrian border. The Turkish army immediately “fired back at targets” within Syria, Turkish media report quoting officials.

No injuries were reported in Turkey from either incident.

On Friday, Turkish Prime Minster Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Syria that future attacks on his country’s territory would be a “fatal mistake,” Reuters reports.

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