The mortar that fell in the Turkish town of Akcakale and killed 5 people last week was made by NATO, according to a Turkish newspaper, which suggests that West-backed Syrian rebels were responsible for the attack.
According to RT, Turkey’s Yurt newspaper reported that the shell was a type specifically given by NATO to the Free Syrian Army for use in its battle against President Bashar Al-Assad's forces. The paper's Editor-In-Chief, Merdan Yanardag, stated that the information was provided by a "reliable source."
Pan-African news wire editor Abayomi Azikiwe also weighed in on the subject. “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,” he said.
This revelation comes after German news station ZDF reported that Syrian rebels took responsibility for the attack on Turkey.
Could Turkey still be arming the Syrian rebels, as the Telegraph reported in May? if so, then the Turkish government may have no one but itself to blame for the deaths in Akcakale.