Turkey hits back after Syria shell


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The Independent Online

Turkish troops retaliated against cross-border shelling from Syria for the sixth day in a row yesterday.

A shell landed in a cotton field near the Turkish town of Altinozu while people were working in the field, the state-run Anadolu agency said, but no one was injured.

Turkey's President, Abdullah Gul, said his government was in "constant consultation" with the military while the "worst-case scenarios" were taking place in Syria. Urging the international community to act, he said Turkey would continue to do everything necessary to protect its borders.