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Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hong Lei's Remarks on the Cross-border Shelling Between Turkey and Syria

2012/10/04

Q: It is reported that after five people in a Turkish village were killed by a mortar bomb fired from Syria on October 3, Turkey's armed forces have been shelling targets inside Syria for two consecutive days. What is China's comment?

A: China always maintains that countries should respect each other's sovereignty and territorial integrity. We call on Turkey, Syria and relevant parties to exercise restraint, refrain from taking any action that may escalate the situation and jointly safeguard regional peace and stability.

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