Turkey responds to anti-aircraft missiles from Syria

Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) says Turkey responded to Syrian anti-aircraft missiles that hit border guard station in southern Hatay province

Photo by: AA
Photo by: AA

Updated Jul 28, 2015

Turkish Armed Forces (TAF) officials released a statement on Sunday, stating that theyhad immediately responded to anti-aircraft missiles that hit Camlitepe border patrol guard in southern province of Hatay on Saturday.

The statement said, “three missiles that bounced from armed conflict between the Syrian regime and the opposition fell on Turkey’s soil, hitting the Camlitepe border guard station. There were no damages and Turkey has responded by firing at targeted sites as part of engagement rules.”

In the statement, TAF also said that outlawed PKK had opened fire at Daglica military base in southeastern province of Hakkari on Saturday noon.

“Military responded to the attack by firing back and no casualties were on both sides,” it said. 

In the meantime, seven PKK members had left the group and surrendered to the security forces in southern province of Sirnak. 

PKK is recognised as a terrorist organisation by Turkey, as well as NATO and the EU. The conflict  claimed the lives of more than 40,000 people and injured thousands in over three decades.

TRTWorld and agencies