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John Kerry to visit Turkey for Syria meeting

Last Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 20:16

Ankara: US Secretary of State John Kerry will attend the upcoming Friends of Syria meeting in Turkey, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Wednesday.

Kerry`s trip to Turkey will be his third to the country in the two months since his appointment to the post, Xinhua reported.

The Friends of Syria meeting will gather 11 countries in a bid to boost the international community`s efforts to find a solution to the Syrian crisis.

About 70,000 people have died in Syria since the start of the uprising against President Bashar al-Assad in March 2011, according to UN estimates.

First Published: Wednesday, April 10, 2013 - 20:16

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