U.S. and Turkey agree to "accelerate political transition" in Syria

Wednesday, August 01 2012 @ 11:39 pm UTC

U.S. President Barack Obama and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan , have held a telephone conversation on the future of Syria , where they agreed to accelerate the political transition in the Arab country. According to a press release from the office of Prime Minister Erdogan and Obama  c onversaron for 36 minutes to commit to  collaborate with each other and accelerate the political transition in Syria.

They also considered necessary that the Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to leave power , which meet the requirements of the Syrian people, and to provide support to the transition, adds.

The White House also released a statement in almost identical terms.

The conversation came three days after the French president, François Hollande, requested the UN to intervene quickly in Syria to stop the civil war.

The struggles in Aleppo, economic capital, continued for ten days and some 200,000 people may have fled the city , noted Valerie Amos, Deputy Secretary General for Humanitarian Affairs UN.

But the number of refugees arriving in Turkey , just 50 kilometers from Aleppo, has not increased substantially , probably because many affected by violence prefer to seek refuge in border areas but without going to the camps Turks, whose reputation has worsened in recent months.

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