"Turkey keeps assisting Syrian people"
KONYA (AA) - August 19, 2012 - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday that Turkey would keep assisting Syrian people.
Replying to a question on an increase in the number of Syrians who entered Turkey after fleeing clashes in their country, Davutoglu said that the number of Syrians staying in the country reached 67,000 and it could rise to 70,000 with today's developments.
In the recent days, there has been an increase in the number of Syrians entering Turkey, he said, adding that 5,000 Syrians came to Turkey in one day.
Davutoglu said he hoped that circumstances which made Syrians leave their country would go away.
Works under way regarding abducted Turkish citizens, FM says
KONYA (AA) - August 19, 2012 - Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Sunday that they have been working to give good news to families of two Turkish citizens who were abducted in Lebanon.
Replying to questions on abduction of Turkish citizens in Lebanon, Davutoglu said that they had contact with Lebanese officials on the matter.
Davutoglu said that he held talks with Lebanon's prime minister and foreign minister, and yesterday he had phone conversation with Lebanese Parliament Speaker Nabih Berri. Turkish ambassador to Lebanon has been holding talks with officials there, he said.
"We are exerting great efforts to give good news to their families," he added.