Syria has, through the United Nations apologised for the shelling of the border town of Akcakale and said such an incident would not happen again.
One analyst, Assistant Professor, Dr. Atilla Sandikli believes the international focus has turned on Syria. “When things were developing Syria stepped back. They tried to soften their position on Turkey by saying they would investigate the issue and try to find the people responsible.
‘There is one thing that Turkey should avoid and that is going to war with Syria. That is crucial. Turkey has its own deterrent power, there is also the power of NATO of which Turkey is a member,” he said.
Along with NATO’s demands for a stop to military action came a call from the EU Foreign Policy chief, Catherine Ashton for restraint by both countries.
She added she will continue to follow the situation extremely closely.