Syria

Clinton Establishes Syria Working Group

The US and Turkey are to work together to develop a joint response to the war in Syria.

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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the Syrian crisis.

She said after talks in Istanbul that she had discussed with Turkey's foreign minister how best to support opposition to President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

The US, she said, was also increasing aid for Syrian refugees.