In the article I read, Turkey strikes Syrian target after cross-border mortar bomb kills 5, they mainly talked about how first Syria fired a mortar bomb, and then in response, Turkey military struck targets inside Syria, which killed 5 turkish civilians. Syrians fired from their side to the region of Akçakale. Turkish military chiefs had urgent meetings and soon the Turkish foreign prime minister found out, and schedule to target them.
"Our armed forces in the border region responded immediately to this abominable attack in line with their rules of engagement; targets were struck through artillery fire against places in Syria identified by radar," the statement from Erdogan said. "Turkey will never leave unanswered such kinds of provocation by the Syrian regime against our national security." Since this targeting happened they wanted to be sure they would be ready if it happened again.
“Turkey is a member state of the powerful body and earlier this year invoked a clause in the Nato treaty which called on it to respond to an earlier clash in which a Turkish jet was shot down from inside Syria.’ from the article They probably were getting even for their jet that was shot down earlier in the year.
Also, I saw articles after reading this one and they had things like, No one, including Turkey wants to get involved with the Syrian conflict, the article was talking about even though Turkey is already in it, and targeting, and bombing them they didn’t want to be in the conflict and other countries around it don’t want to get involved either. Mostly everyday article was about some bombing with Turkey and Syria, or how Syria needs this or that. It really showed me…