Turkish foreign minister holds Syria meeting with Arab counterparts
Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoğlu have discussed the Syria issue with his Arab counterparts. AA photoTurkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with his counterparts from Arab countries to discuss the Syria issue, following a meeting in Jeddah today.
Davutoğlu met with the foreign ministers of Qatar, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, Egypt and the United Arab Emirates in Abu Dhabi, following the Organisation of Islamic Cooperation (OIC) meeting in the Saudi Arabian city of Jeddah, Anatolia news agency reported.
Davutoğlu had held an unscheduled one-day visit to Jordan on May 10.
The meeting came at a time when the diplomatic efforts over the Syria issue intensified, with U.S. President Barack Obama and British Prime Minister David Cameron discussing the issue at a White House meeting today.
Russian President Vladimir Putin's talks with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu in Russia on May 14 are also expected to focus on the situation in Syria, The Associated Press reported.
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan starts a diplomatic visit to the U.S. on May 16, and is set to depart for Washington tomorrow.
This evening, Erdoğan met with Egyptian Vice President Ahmed Isam el-Haddad in the Turkish capital Ankara.