Writing in Yediot Achronot, Ron Ben-Yishai says that the Turkish response to Syrian shelling that killed five Turkish civilians may be just the beginning.
Assad’s regime may still pay dearly for the errant mortar fire because the Turks are concerned most about the flow of refugees from Syria. Syrians are fleeing Aleppo and Idlib and crossing into Turkey in droves. The number of Syrians living in refugee camps in Turkey is nearing 100,000. While the Turks are being assisted by international aid organizations, they are shouldering most of the economic burden. Moreover, some unwanted elements are finding refuge in these refugee camps and in rebel bases.