Syria says border incidents must be handled "wisely, rationally"
(Xinhua) -- Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zoubi said Wednesday that when border incidents occur, the concerned countries should deal with them "wisely and rationally."
The minister's remarks came after the tension has gotten seriously high on the Syrian northern frontier with Turkey after artillery shells, reportedly coming from Syria, slammed the Sanliurfa province in southeastern Turkey and killed five Turks.
The Turkish artillery has reportedly fired at Syrian targets after the incident, further raising the already-high tension between the two countries.
After the border incident, Turkey called for an emergency meeting for the NATO
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Minister al-Zoubi said Syria is investigating the sources of the mortar attack, renewing calls for respecting the national illusory sovereignty of Syria.
"In cases of border incidents, the countries should handle them with wisdom, prudence and responsibility, particularly with the presence of armed terrorist groups that have their own agendas," the minister said.
He pointed out that the Syrian-Turkish borders are sprawling, charging that the borders are being used as smuggling routes for arms and ammunition.
Al-Zoubi also extended Syria's condolences to the families that have lost loved ones after the incident in Turkey.
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