|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.
The jailed leader of the PKK, Abdullah Ocalan, called for a ceasefire on Thursday, ordering armed PKK militants to withdraw from Turkey. Hundreds of thousands of people gathered in the city of ... more
The Syrian government said the rebel groups foreign supporters, Turkey and Qatar, were responsible for a chemical attack in Aleppo. The countries that back and support the rebels, including ... more
US secretary of state John Kerry was in Ankara on Friday for talks with the Turkish leaders, including PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Abdullah Gul, focused on the crisis in Syria, ... more