Turkish FM breaks off his visit to China due to incident on border with Syria
Azerbaijan, Baku, April 10 / Trend, A.Taghiyeva /
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu broke off his visit to China and is returning home because of an armed incident on the Turkish-Syrian border, TRT Haber TV channel reported.
Two Syrian citizens were killed and 11 people were wounded in shootout on the Turkish-Syrian border between Syrian security forces and opposition members, who attempted to flee to Turkey on April 9.
One of those wounded is a Turkish citizen, working as translator in the camps, where the Syrian refugees are accommodated.
According to the recent data, the number of the Syrian refugees in the territory of Turkey exceeds 24,500 people
Anti-government protests which began in mid-March have persisted in Syria for almost a year. Daily reports are being received about the deaths of people, both civilian and the security forces.
According to UN statistics, the total number of victims in the country exceeds 9000. The Syrian authorities accuse armed militants of the clashes saying they receive assistance from neighbouring countries.