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Biden in Turkey: the Syrian crisis in focus

On Friday the U.S. Vice President Joe Biden met the Turkish authorities in Ankara to discuss a range of issues including the crisis in Syria, reported local media referring to diplomatic sources.

According to the press, the situation in Syria will be the focus of this meeting.

In addition, the parties will review the situation and bilateral will review the Iranian nuclear issue.

After the European Union, the United States and the Arab League, Ankara, in turn, imposed economic sanctions against Syria, a country plagued by unprecedented political crisis. The punitive measures include among others the freezing of the strategic partnership with Syria, the freezing of funds belonging to President al-Assad and members of his government, and an embargo on arms shipments to Syria.

In response to this approach, Damascus suspended the free trade agreement with Turkey on Thursday.

Since mid-March, Syria has been rocked by a protest movement against the regime. According to the UN, the suppression of the revolt would have done at least 4,000 dead. Damascus denies amounts and claims that the country is plagued by gangs financed from abroad.

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