Turkey's state-media says Turkish artillery has fired on Syrian targets for a second day in retaliation for shelling from Syria that struck a border village, killing five civilians.

State-run TRT television says a military unit based on the border town of Akcakale resumed strikes at Syrian targets overnight and that shelling continued Thursday morning.

A woman, her three daughters and another woman were killed in when a shell from Syria hit a home in Akcakale.

Turkish Foreign Ministry officials were not immediately able to confirm the reports, while Defense Ministry officials refused comment.