Syria FM in Turkey to discuss Israel invasion over Gaza

Muallem will hold talks with his Turkish counterpart, Ali Babacan, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul during his one-day stay in Ankara, a ministry statement said Sunday.

Syria FM in Turkey to discuss Israel invasion over Gaza
Foreign Minister Walid Mualem of Syria has arrived in Turkey on a working visit to Turkey as the official guest of Turkish Foreign Minister Ali Babacan.

Recent developments in the region, especially the Israeli offensive against Gaza, will be high on agenda of the scheduled meeting between Babacan and his Syrian counterpart Mualem in Ankara.

The Syrian minister will also be received by President Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

The visit follows an announcement by Babacan last Monday that it was ending efforts to organize peace talks between Israel and Syria because of the Israeli offensive in Gaza.

Tens of thousands of Israeli troops backed by tanks attacked Hamas Sunday, on the ninth day of the massive military operation, as the Palestinian death toll from the offensive passed 500.

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