Turkey and the US want to set a deadline on talks between Syria’s warring parties when they convene at a global conference in Geneva next month to prevent the Syrian regime from using negotiations to gain time for crushing the opposition.
Turkey and the United States want to set a deadline on talks next month between Syria’s warring parties in Geneva to prevent the Syrian regime from using the negotiations as a pretext to gain time to crush the opposition.
The international conference is expected to kick off in mid-June to find a diplomatic solution to Syria’s civil war, and a top priority should be setting a deadline for the negotiations out of concern that Assad could use the talks to gain time for crushing the opposition, a Turkish diplomat told the Hürriyet Daily News.
During Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's visit to Washington last week, the United States and Turkey agreed on the need to set a deadline at the Geneva negotiations in order to avoid entering into an open-ended exercise.
Date created : 2013-05-23