US Foreign Minister Clinton visits Turkey.

By bne IntelliNews August 13, 2012
US Foreign Minister Hillary Clinton paid a visit to Turkey and said that Syria must not become a haven for the terrorist organization PKK. Please note that the PKKs Syrian ally The Democratic Union Party (PYD) seized the control of some towns near the Turkish border within the northern Syria. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced that the US and Turkey will form a working group regarding the refugees from Syria, terrorism and chemical weapons. Clinton also met Turkish President Abdullah Gul, PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Syrian opposition leaders in Istanbul. Clinton announced that the US will additionally send USD 5.5mn for Syrian refugees in Turkey, bringing the cumulative aid to USD 82mn. The number of Syrian refugees in Turkey exceeded 55,000, according to the media reports.

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