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Turkey says Syria apologized via U.N. for shelling
ISTANBUL (Reuters) - Syria has apologized through the United Nations for the mortar strike which killed five civilians in southeast Turkey on Wednesday and said such an incident would not be repeated, Deputy Prime Minister Besir Atalay said on Thursday.
"Syria accepts that it did it and apologizes. They said nothing like this will happen again. That's good. The UN mediated and spoke to Syria in the evening," Atalay said.
(Writing by Daren Butler; Editing by Nick Tattersall)
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