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Saturday, 11 August 2012 - 19:39
Clinton arrives in Turkey for key Syria talks
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US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived today in Istanbul for talks on the conflict in Syria with Turkish leaders after Washington slapped fresh sanctions on Bashar al-Assad's regime and its allies.

Clinton flew in after wrapping up a nine-nation Africa tour.

The visit comes after Washington announced sanctions on Syrian state oil company Sytrol for trading with Iran, in a bid to starve the regimes in both Tehran and Damascus of much-needed revenue.

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