Jan 23, 2014, 7:13 PM
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Zarif, Davuoglu discuss Syrian developments

Davos/ Ankara, Jan 23, IRNA – Foreign Minister Mohammad Javad Zarif discussed on Thursday the latest developments in Syria with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on the sidelines of the ongoing World Economic Forum in Davos.

According to diplomatic sources in Ankara, the meeting took place behind the closed doors.

The two ministers shared views on the latest developments in Syria and Geneva 2 Conference.

The Turkish foreign minister said that Iran's presence in Geneva 2 conference could be useful.

He said that Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will visit Tehran next week, adding that the humanitarian crisis in Syria will be reviewed at higher level with the Iranian officials in Tehran.

The Turkish government has changed its stand about the Syrian government after the intelligence feedback indicated that al-Qaeda enjoying support from Saudi Arabia has undertaken leadership of the terrorist operations against the Syrian government.

Turkey used to back the opposition seeking to topple the Syrian government, but, it changed attitude after al-Qaeda claimed responsibility for sabotage and bloodshed in Syria.