!!! MSM UPDATE!!!
3:16 PM MSM Reports:
TURKEY HAS STRUCK SYRIA IN RESPONSE TO MORTAR FIRE
WALL STREET JOURNAL BREAKING http://on.wsj.com/QYjVJaThe situation has prompted a possible international crisis, as Turkey is a NATO member. Now, Turkey has now retaliated directly.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shell_(projectile)Turkey struck selected targets inside Syria with shells,
Note the quote in green in comparison to the translated quote in the tinfoil buzz earlier:Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in a prepared statement. The strike came immediately after Syrian shells hit Turkish border town. Turkey said it will hit more targets if Syrian attacks are repeated.
“Under the rules of engagement and international law, Turkey will never let the Syrian regime’s provocations targeting our national security, such as this one, go unanswered.”
This is breaking "alternative news" at the moment. I don't see anything about it in western media. All the tinfoil sites have been chattering about it since around noon eastern today. Background is there has been some fighting on the Syrian side of the Turkish border. It has spilled over a few times. Reuters recently reported there was a Syrian shell that killed several people in Turkey. Pictures are from the turkish news site.
My sketchy tinfoil meter is twitching... I'll get back to you with details as they arise. The story broke in "English" on "godlikeproductions.com around 1 PM EST. Zaman seems genuine enough, but the story seems placed and the imagery stock.
This story broke on Zaman, a turkish news site, google translated link follows:
This is a "google translate" of local turkish news:
After the shells falling Akçakale the town of Sanliurfa, Turkish artillery on the border, Syria began shelling targets instantly alert. 18:39 Zaman in an official statement announced by the waters of 21:50 against the prime minister, announced the news of the bombardment. According to information received, the region was beaten Cannons fired a long time.
NOTES TO THE PRIME MINISTER ANNOUNCES OFFICIAL
Rsmi waters of the Prime Minister's statement leaves at 21:50 Zaman confirmed.
The Prime Minister, today Akçakale after the incident that occurred in Syria reported that some of the targets had been hit.
In a written açıklamda "Today, the Syrian regime forces opened artillery fire around 16:30 pm As a result, due to Sanliurfa district 5 Akçakale citizens lost their lives in nine citizens were injured. These atrocious attacks in the border region corresponds to time in accordance with rules of engagement issued by the armed forces; radar objectives identified in Syria, was shot points made artillery. " the statement said.
Ministry of Foreign Affairs about the incident by the instruction of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan immediately started the necessary diplomatic initiatives, the statement of the United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon and the United Nations made phone calls to members of the Council transferred to the foreign ministers of some countries.
The statement, "In this context, with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen made a phone call, the NATO Council decided to gather in an emergency. Turkey, within the framework of rules of engagement and international law, the Syrian regime will never gratuitous provocations of this kind will leave to our national security. Incident lives God have mercy on our citizens who lost their families and relatives of patience and fortitude, we wish a speedy recovery to the injured citizens. " the statement said.
On the other hand, opponents of the General Staff Akçakale the falling bombs Did the Syrian military launched an initiative to which it belongs.
Here is the front page of Zaman (google translated to english). The bombardment is one of the 10 scrolling front page stories:
or not translated:
all of this is in retaliation for:
Syria fired artillery shells fell Akçakale
a story which has been picked up by western media:
UPDATE 2-Mortar from Syria kills five family members in Turkey
http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/...88S06220120929"Over the last 20 to 25 days there have been very heavy clashes on the Syrian side. We have felt the effects of these in Akcakale," Labour Minister Faruk Celik, an MP for the province where Akcakale is located, told parliament.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told reporters in New York that Ankara had reported the incident to the United Nations and NATO, in comments broadcast by CNN Turk.
"I would like the public to know that if such breaches towards our borders continue we are reserving our rights and we are exercising our rights,"