Turkey's FM discusses Mid-east with UK's foreign secretary

Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu met with British Foreign Secretary Hague to discuss crisis in Egypt and Syria

Turkey's FM discusses Mid-east with UK's foreign secretary

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu Thursday met with British Foreign Secretary William Hague to discuss crisis in Egypt and Syria,and explore further cooperation to build stability in the Middle East.

Hague said Davutoglu and himself discussed the situation in Syria and "appalling" reports that hundreds of people have been killed in a chemical weapons attack and airstrikes near Damascus.

"We agreed that the Syrian government must allow immediate access to the area for the UN team currently investigating previous allegations of chemical weapons use," said Hague. " We also discussed continued international co-operation in tackling the grave humanitarian situation in Syria and on how to encourage progress towards a political solution."

Hague expressed concern over Egyptian crisis and added "on Egypt we both share a deep concern about unacceptable levels of violence on all sides. We agreed on the urgent need to stabilize the situation through a politically inclusive and democratic process, and to safeguard the interests of the Egyptian people."

Güncelleme Tarihi: 23 Ağustos 2013, 17:30
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