The Turkish government has threatened to attack Syria if repeated incidents like the mortar shell that fell in southeastern Turkey across the border between the two countries, according to Dogan news agency.
The UN believes that the number of refugees in neighboring Syria could exceed 700,000 by year-end, up from about 500,000 who have already left their country because of the conflict and crossed into Turkey , Lebanon , Iraq and Jordan.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has accused Germany and France to offer support for the illegal Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), considered a terrorist organization by Turkey, the U.S. and the European Union .
The Government of Turkey has officially invited Monday Egyptian President Mohamed Mursi, to perform a Eurasian country visit in order to discuss improving bilateral relations and to reaffirm the position of the two countries on regional political developments, especially Syria and the Occupied Palestinian Territories.
The Free Syrian Army (ESL), led an armed rebellion against the Syrian regime, announced Saturday his command transfer center from Turkey to Syria where his fighters trying to expand the area they control in the northwest.
President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan held talks today on the need for joint efforts to combat terrorism and vowed to keep working for a political transition in Syria. During a phone conversation Obama and Erdogan expressed his condolences for the loss of life in their country in recent days.
The Iranian government has denied Tuesday that conflicting views exist regarding the Syrian conflict among members of regional contact group formed to reach a solution to the political crisis in the Arab country, consisting of Egypt, Turkey, Iran and Saudi Arabia.
The governments of Jordan and Turkey have said that more than 2,500 Syrians have crossed borders between Monday night and Tuesday morning. The mass flight of the war that shook Damascus has caused 1,000 people cross the border daily to escape the bombings and clashes between army forces and the rebel opposition.