Terrorist Turkish and British Government Foreign Ministers discuss Syria Crisis
UK, Turkish FMs discuss Syria crisis
Fri, 08 Mar 2013 19:28:49 GMT
British Foreign Secretary William Hague has met with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in London, discussing ways to increase support for foreign-backed opposition forces in Syria.
Hague welcomed Davutoglu to his country during a meeting following the so-called Friends of Yemen conference on March 7.
“The UK and Turkey continue to enjoy a deepening bilateral relationship, enhancing cooperation on a number of issues, including foreign policy, trade and EU accession,” Britain’s Foreign and Commonwealth Office (FCO) reported.
“The Foreign Secretary and Foreign Minister Davutoglu discussed increasing support for the Syrian coalition, closer work on security sector reform in Somalia, the search for peace in the Middle East, and renewing efforts for a Cyprus settlement,” the FCO added.
This comes as Britain and its allies have been repeatedly accused of arming and training Syrian terrorists and even exporting mercenaries to the Arab country in an attempt to topple Syrian President Bashar Al-Assad’s government.
In an earlier statement to the House of Commons, Hague announced plans to spend some £13 million in assistance to insurgents in the Arab country, providing them with armoured vehicles, body armour, and other military equipment.
Many British MPs, however, raised concerns over Hague’s plans, saying that they fear being dragged into another Iraq-style military intervention in Syria.