quoted Anders Fogh Rasmussen as stating that his country has "taken the steps necessary to make sure that we have all plans in place to protect and defend Turkey."
He also added that "the focus of the international community should be to find a political solution to the conflict in Syria. It's absolutely outrageous what we are witnessing there."
Turkey's military chief of staff, General Necdet Özel visited the border town of Akcakale -- the site of Syrian mortar fire that sparked the current round of tensions between the two countries. He has stated that Turkey will use 'greater force' if more Syrian shells stray or are purposely fired into Turkey.