Syria opposition cancels Istanbul meeting
ISTANBUL - Agence France-Presse
A handout photo taken and provided on July 9, 2013 by the opposition Syrian National Coalition (SNC) Media Office shows SNC leader Ahmad Assi Jarba. AFP PhotoSyria's opposition National Coalition has cancelled plans for a meeting in Istanbul this weekend focused on forming a provisional government, an opposition official said Aug. 1.
"There will not be a meeting this weekend," spokeswoman Sarah Kharkour told AFP.
The Coalition's new chief Ahmad Jarba had said on Tuesday that the opposition expected to form a provisional government in the second half of August.
Syria's opposition has struggled to put forward a united front during the country's more than two years of conflict, which have killed some 100,000 people.
The last attempt at forming a provisional government, under then rebel prime minister Ghassan Hitto, collapsed earlier this month when Hitto resigned after nearly four months of failed efforts.