ANKARA, Sept. 19 (Xinhua) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Thursday that the car bombing near the Bab al Hawa crossing on the Turkey-Syria border two days ago belonged to the "routine incidents in Syria."
"It is possible to expect these kinds of incidents either in the north of Syria or in other regions," Erdogan said at a joint press conference with visiting Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta in the Turkish capital of Ankara.
For his part, Romanian Prime Minister Victor Ponta voiced his support to Turkey, saying "we are on Turkey's side concerning the steps that it has taken on the Syrian issue."
"The international community cannot remain silent to this massacre," he added.
A car bomb exploded at Syria's rebel-held Bab al-Hawa border crossing on Tuesday, killing at least seven people and wounding 20 others, one day after Turkish fighter jets shot down a Syrian helicopter which Turkey claimed violated its airspace.
Turkey, once an ally of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad but now a leading voice urging his ouster, has reportedly provided Syrian rebel leaders with sanctuary.