Syria opposition cancels Turkey confab

Syria opposition cancels Turkey confab
Thu Aug 1, 2013 22:03:52

Syrian opposition has called off a planned meeting in the Turkish city of Istanbul this weekend to focus on forming what it called an interim government.

“There will not be a meeting this weekend," Sarah Kharkour, the spokesman of the so-called Syrian National Coalition (SNC) said on Thursday.

The SNC's new chief Ahmad Jarba had said on Tuesday that the opposition was expected to form a provisional government in the second half of August.

Syrian opposition groups had strived to form a united front after two years of conflict which, according to the UN, left 100,000 dead and millions displaced.

The opposition group’s last effort to set up a provisional government failed under Ghassam Hitto, a self-proclaimed prime minister collapsed when Hitto stepped down four months of the failed efforts.


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