According to Hatay Governor’s Office, the gunfire came from the Syrian side of the Turkey-Syria border. A Turkish soldier was martyred in southern Hatay province along Turkey’s border with Syria in a suspected gun attack from the Syrian side early Thursday, the regional governor’s office said. Source Anadolu Agency
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