Foreign Ministers of Iran,Turkey discuss Syrian issue
Azerbaijan, Baku, Aug. 2 /Trend S.Isayev, T. Jafarov/
Foreign minister of Iran Ali Akbar Salehi and Foreign minister of Turkey Ahmed Davutoglu held telephone talks yesterday evening, Mehr reported.
Foreign ministers of neighboring countries discussed the bilateral relations, as well as talked on the Syrian issue.
The conflict in Syria has snowballed since an Arab Spring-inspired uprising against Assad's authoritarian rule started 16 months ago, and the fighting threatens to destabilize Syria's neighbors in the volatile region.
The bloodshed has taken on an increasingly sectarian tone, with fighters from Syria's Sunni Muslim majority vowing to uproot Syria's Alawite Muslim-dominated ruling elite.
Activists say more than 20,000 people have been killed since an uprising against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad's regime began in March 2011.