U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urged the leaders of Azerbaijan and Armenia to seek progress in talks over the disputed Nagorno-Karabakh region as negotiations resume today in Vienna after a three-year hiatus.
World leaders from Washington to Istanbul called for action to punish Syrian President Bashar Al- Assad for what they said was his use of chemical weapons as United Nations inspectors attempted to probe the allegations.
The United Nations Security Council should create the framework for Libya’s National Transitional Council to access frozen assets and meet “urgent” financial needs, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.
A United Nations inspection team braved sniper fire to collect evidence and interview survivors, witnesses and doctors in its probe of an alleged chemical attack, according to UN Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon.
Chapter 7 allows UN measures to be enforced by military action or sanctions, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu tells NTV television in interview in New York. * Turkey wants to maintain state structure in Syria and President Bashar al-Assad must not have a place in the new structure * Delay in intl action on Syria has caused more deaths * NOTE: Turkey has volunteered to join any international coalition to punish the Syrian regime for its alleged use of chemical weapons on Aug. 21
Turkish police arrested nine suspects in connection with an attack that killed 46 people in a town near the Syrian border, as the government blamed the twin car bombings on Turks with ties to Syrian intelligence.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said he wants an agreement on Cyprus by the end of this year, leading to a referendum on the divided island early next year and a united Cyprus by the second half of 2012, Hurriyet newspaper reported.
Turkey has begun the biggest evacuation effort in the country’s history as it transports citizens from Libya amid escalating unrest in which one Turkish citizen has died, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.