Turkish foreign minister to visit Syria next week

Turkey's prime minister said on Saturday that he would send the foreign minister to Syria on August 9.

Turkish foreign minister to visit Syria next week

Turkey's prime minister said on Saturday that he would send the foreign minister to Syria on August 9.

Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu would travel to Syria on Tuesday, August 9.

"Davutoglu will hold necessary meetings there, and convery our messages in a determined way," Erdogan said during a fast-breaking dinner in Istanbul.

Erdogan said Turkey would shape up upcoming process according to the response it saw from Syria during the minister's visit.

"We do not see Syria as a foreign problem, Syria is our domestic problem because we have a 850 kilometer border with this country, we have historical and cultural ties, we have kinship," Erdogan said.

Erdogan said therefore, Turkey could never be just a spectator of what was going on in Syria, but on the contrary, Turkey had to hear the voices and do what was necessary.

Actually, 7,412 Syrians are staying in tent-sites in southern Turkey as they escaped from the violence in their country.

Hundreds of people have been killed during pro-democracy protests in Syria since January 2011.

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Last Mod: 07 Ağustos 2011, 10:40
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