Turkey wants mandate for trans-border operations in Syria

The Justice and Development Party of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan organized a special parliamentary session on Syria after artillery attacks on Akhachkala. Five people died and nine were wounded. The Turkish Cabinet wants a mandate for trans-border operations in Syria, RIA Novosti reports.

The Turkish parliament will consider extension of the mandate for military operations in Northern Iraq on October 4, the old mandate expires on October 17. Turkey makes air raids on the Kurdistan Workers’ Party. Only the parliament is authorized to permit use of armed forces abroad.

NATO demanded Syria to stop all aggression against its ally, Turkey, as stated at a meeting of ambassadors on Wednesday night.

According to the decision of June 26, NATO will continue monitoring Syria. The incident on October 3, 2012, causes major concerns and criticism.

Turkey opened counter-fire, hitting Syrian artillery at the Idlib District. 50 artillery shots were made at 16 military targets on Syrian territory. Artillery was heard in Akchalak at 6.45 am. Air bases in Diyarbakir, Malatya and Batman were in a state of alert. Turkish ships were preparing at the territorial waters of Syria in the Mediterranean Sea.

The Syrian conflict has been ongoing since March 2011. The UN says over 20,000 people have died. Syrian authorities say that they face well-armed militants supported by foreign states.

 

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