October 4th, 2012

Syria violence spills into Turkey

Nic Robertson, CNN International’s Senior Correspondent speaks with Carol Costello on CNN Newsroom about the escalating violence in Turkey.

Syria is apologizing after five people were killed after shelling from the country crossed the border into a Turkish town. The Turkey government passed a resolution for troops to go into Syria, if necessary.

“Turkey has retaliated to yesterday’s incident without declaring war on Syria. Political, diplomatic initiatives will continue,” Ibrahim Kalin, the foreign policy adviser to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, said Thursday in a posting on Twitter. “Turkey has no interest in a war with Syria. But Turkey is capable of protecting its borders and will retaliate when necessary,” Kalin added.