Oct 10 2012
Turkey’s Yurt newspaper reports that the mortar used to attack the Turkish town of Akcakale is of NATO design.
According to the newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief, Merdan Yanardag, the mortars were sent to the CIA-backed Free Syria Army. Yanardag cites reliable sources, Russia Today reports.
“Turkey is a longtime member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and they’re going to act in conjunction with other NATO powers, so it’s unsurprising that this has happened,” editor of the Pan-African news wire, Abayomi Azikiwe, told RT.
The establishment media in the United States has not carried the story and continues to blame Syria for the incident.
The New York Times, however, reported last week that it was not certain who was responsible for the shell landing inside on Turkey’s side of the border.
“It was unknown whether the mortar shells were fired by Syrian government forces or rebels fighting to topple the government of President Bashar al-Assad. The Turkish response seemed to assume that the Syrian government was responsible,” the newspaper reported on October 3.