Turkey's Parliament Debates Syria Action

    People gather on October 4, 2012, in front of the house where five people were killed after a mortar fired from Syria crashed inside the Turkish border town of Akcakale on October 3, killing five civilians, including a mother and her three children. AFP PHOTO/MIGUEL MEDINA        (Photo credit should read MIGUEL MEDINA/AFP/GettyImages)

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    Turkey extended its strikes on Syria for a second day after a shell fired from inside Syria levelled a house the Turkish village of Ackacale, killing a woman, her three daughters, and another woman. Turkey immediately responded by shooting artillery deep into Syria, and are now continuing to fire on Syrian targets. Turkey has not declared war, but its parliament approved an emergency bill that would allow cross-border action without the help of Turkey’s Western and Arab allies. NATO strongly condemned the attack, calling Syria’s blast a “flagrant violation of international law.”

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