Draft Security Council press statement
The members of the Security Council condemned in the strongest terms the shelling by the Syrian armed forces of the Turkish town of Akcakale which resulted in the deaths of five civilians, all of whom were women and children, as well as a number of injuries. The members of the Security Council expressed their sincere condolences to the Government and people of Turkey, and to the families of the victims.
This represents a demonstration of the spilling over of the crisis in Syria into neighboring states to an alarming degree.
Such violations of international law constitute a serious threat to international peace and security. The members of the Council demanded that such violations stop immediately.
The members of the Security Council call on the Syria Government to fully respect the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its neighbours.
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