U.S. Deputy Secretary of State to discuss Syrian crisis in Turkey

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Baku, Azerbaijan, Feb. 24
By Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State William Burns will visit Turkey, the Turkish news agency Anadolu reported on Monday.

The Syrian crisis, as well as regional issues is expected to be discussed as part of the visit.

During the conflict in Syria which began in March 2011, over 140,000 people were killed and over 4.2 million have become refugees in Syrian territory as well as 2.3 million having fled to neighbouring countries. The main burden of receiving refugees lay on Iraq, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey. The total population of Syria before the conflict amounted to 20 million.

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