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FM Davutoglu tells Assad violence must end immediately and unconditionally, otherwise 'steps will be taken'
The Iranian and American ambassadors to Turkey had unscheduled separate meetings with Turkish Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdağ yesterday at the Prime Ministry.
Also on Tuesday, Prime Minister Erdoğan met with Chief of General Staff Gen. Necdet Özel and the commanders of the army, navy, gendarmerie and air force at his office.
Turkey does not plan to create a buffer zone on its border with Syria, in the throes of a brutal crackdown on anti-regime protesters, the Turkish defence minister said Tuesday.
"We do not want to create a new border with mines or a buffer zone," the Anatolia news agency quoted Ismet Yilmaz as saying in Sivas in central Turkey.
"On the contrary, we legislated a law to clean the minefield between Syria and us," Yilmaz said, when asked whether Turkey has considered a buffer zone on the border with its southern neighbor.