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Turkish FM seeks Syria solution

08-10-2011 10:35 BJT

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Turkey's Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has arrived in Syria, to urge the country's government to end its crackdown on protestors.

The Turkish government says it's increasingly alarmed by the spiraling death toll in the country, and is hoping to further pressurize Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to back down.

US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has asked Davutoglu to reinforce Washington's demand that Syria return its military to barracks, and release all prisoners involved in the protests.

Davutoglu's trip comes a day after Bahrain and Kuwait joined Saudi Arabia in recalling their ambassadors from Damascus.

On Tuesday, Syrian tanks stormed the towns of Binnish, near the Turkish border, and Deir al-Zor, which borders Iraq.





Editor:Liu Fang |Source: CNTV.CN

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