Turkey soldier kills colleagues on Syrian border
The governor of a Turkish border province says a soldier shot two of his colleagues dead and then killed himself. Initial reports had claimed that the deadly shots overnight came from Syria’s side of the border.
The governor of the southern province of Sanliurfa dismissed early reports that the gunfire had come from across the frontier in Syria, saying instead that the on-duty soldier had killed two of his colleagues patrolling near the Ceylanpinar border crossing just after midnight local time (2200 Monday UTC) and then shot himself. The three soldiers died close to where the ” Islamic State” has battled Kurdish fighters, initially bringing up the possibility of stray bullets, which have crossed the border in the past, or even deliberate targeting by a faction within Syria.
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Source News: DW