21:11 GMT18 January 2021
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    Ankara asked for evacuation of the Karkamis border area in Gaziantep province following shelling from Syrian territory, according to local media.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) – Turkish authorities called for a voluntary evacuation of the Karkamis border area in Gaziantep province following shelling from Syrian territory, Turkish media reported Tuesday.

    Reports emerged earlier in the day that one of two shells launched from nearby Jarabulus hit the municipality building, not causing injuries but prompting retaliatory airstrikes from the Turkish air force.

    Police call on residents of Karkamis to leave their residences aboard minibuses provided by the district governor's office, according to the CNN Turk broadcaster.


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