Turkey stops its diplomatic mission in Syria

As world media informs Turkey closed its embassy in Damascus today, on Monday, announcing that situation is dangerous and unsafe in Syria.  

“Activities at the Turkish embassy have been suspended from this morning,” the source said on condition of anonymity, adding that all diplomatic personnel have left the Syrian capital, AFP informs.

Turkey is very active towards Syrian events and Turkish officials always make announcements and calls towards Syrian cases and Syrian authorities. Yesterday Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan met US President Barack Obama and Syrian case was the main theme of their discussion.

Turkey has called on President Bashar al-Assad to step down and imposed a number of sanctions on Damascus, while emerging as the main haven for Syrian opposition groups rebel fighters.

It is due to host a “Friends of Syria” conference in Istanbul on April 1 to pressure the Damascus regime following a first such meeting in Tunis last month attended by leading officials from Western and Arab countries.

Despite the closure of the embassy, Turkey’s consulate in the northern city of Aleppo will remain open, the diplomatic source said.

Many other countries have also closed their Embassies in Syria because of the situation there.

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