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Turkey supports Syria ceasefire
International envoy's mission to establish cessation of violence gains regional support.
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2012 21:55

As the Syrian crisis escalates, appearing now to be spilling over its borders into Lebanon and Turkey, international envoy Lakhdar Brahimi has arrived in Damascus.

Brahimi is attempting to establish a ceasefire in Syria during the Muslim holiday of Eid al-Adha.

Turkish authorities had been criticised for their military response to cross-border shelling from Syria, but attitudes may be softening, now Ankara's support for a ceasefire has been established.

Al Jazeera's Zeina Khodr reports from Antakya in southern Turkey, close to the Syrian border.

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