Turkey hosts meeting of foreign ministers of Syria’s neighbouring countries
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan.17
by Rufiz Hafizoglu - Trend:
The Turkish city of Sanliurfa is hosting a meeting of foreign ministers of Syria's neighbouring countries, TRT Haber TV Channel reported on Jan.17.
According to the TV channel, the meeting is discussing ways to resolve the Syrian crisis, as well as the provision of humanitarian assistance to the country and victims of the military operations.
Participants at the meeting are Foreign Ministers of Turkey, Ahmet Davutoglu, Iraq - Hoshyar Zebari and Iranian Deputy Foreign Minister, Hossein Amir Abdollahian.
During the conflict in Syria which began in March 2011, more than 115,000 people were killed in the country and over 4.2 million became refugees in Syrian territory and two million 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.
Translated by M.L.
Edited by S.M.