Turkish FM Davutoğlu and Kerry have successive talks on Syria
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) shows U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry the skyline of the city before the start of a meeting in Istanbul April 21, 2013. REUTERS/Evan Vucci/PoolForeign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry had a phone conversation late on May 8, with the latter informing his Turkish counterpart of his meetings with Russian leaders on May 7.
Kerry shared details of his talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin and Minister of Foreign Affairs Sergey Lavrov as well as his impressions about the Syrian crisis, regarding which he and Russian leaders had agreed to proceed in accordance with the Geneva convention.
Davutoğlu and Kerry both stated that the Syrian issue would be handled thoroughly in light of the current developments during Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s Washington visit, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.
The two had a telephone conversation on May 6 as Kerry called Davutoğlu for consultations on the Syria conflict ahead of his arrival in the Russian capital.