Two Turkish journalists are announced to be lost in Syria, Annan got response from Assad

As the world media writes Syrian President Bashar al-Assad has responded to UN-Arab League proposals to end the bloodshed in his country.

UN-Arab League envoy Kofi Annan, who met with Assad inDamascusover the weekend, said he had made “concrete” proposals to the Syrian leader on ways to halt the attacks and secure humanitarian access to cities where the United Nations says thousands have been killed in the past year, Herald Sun magazine writes.

The details of the answer are not announced and Annan is expected to make a statement later Wednesday inGeneva.

Annan said he had a “useful meeting” with six representatives of the opposition Syrian National Council headed by Burhan Ghalioun, who he said had “promised their full cooperation”.

Clashes inSyriafor the authority are continued for already a year. According to the UN nearly 8000 people have already been killed inSyriaas a result of these clashes. The West makes pressure on Syrian authorities and urges Bashar al-Assad to resign. Assad stands against the pressure yet.

Another accusation is presented towards the Syrian authorities. writes two Turkish journalists are missing inSyriafor four days.

“Gercek Hayat” magazine Middle East representative Adem Ozkose and camereman Hamit Coshkun went to restive Idlib, a town close to Turkey, a week ago. It is confirmed that the journalists are in Idlib but the magazine can’t reach them for four days.

Idlib, a predominantly Sunni city of some 150,000 people located about 100 miles (160 kilometers) north ofHoms, was among the first to fall in the hands of army defectors last summer. Opposition fighters were in control of large parts of the city in the past months with troops present in some areas.

Relatives and friends of the lost journalists gathered at Syrian Embassy inTurkeyand claim explanation. They have announced they would not leave without information about the journalists.

Photo from Associated Press

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