6 June 2012 / TODAYSZAMAN.COM WITH WIRES
Senior diplomats from Turkey, the United States, as well as European and Arab governments are set to gather later on Wednesday in İstanbul to discuss the Syrian crisis, Turkish diplomatic sources said.
Turkey's state-run Anatolia news agency has reported that an unofficial meeting of top diplomats, including Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, US Secretary of State Hillary R. Clinton and their counterparts from European countries such as Italy, France and Germany and Arab nations, will be held on the sidelines of the second meeting of the Coordination Committee of the Global Counterterrorism Forum (GCTF). The GCTF is a counterterrorism body that focuses on resource and knowledge sharing and formulating new strategies in the fight against terrorism, which is set begin on Thursday.
The GCTF meeting brings together foreign ministers and other high-ranking diplomats from the European Union as well as from 29 other countries. The coordination committee is co-chaired by Turkey and the US.