Latest update: 26/05/2011
Turkey's relations with Syria at risk over unrest
Relations between Turkey and Syria have historically been strained, but the two neighbours have become a lot closer in recent years. Syrians no longer need visas to enter Turkey and many have taken refuge across the border following the unrest at home. Ankara has put some pressure on Damascus in light of recent events, but it's reluctant to ruin the fledgling friendship.
By Assia Shihab