Hillary Clinton and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan
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US and Turkey to set up Syria crisis working group

12 August 2012 Last updated at 04:46 BST

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said a working group will be set up with Turkey to plan a joint response to the Syrian crisis.

She visited Istanbul to discuss how best to support opposition to President Bashar al-Assad's rule.

Mrs Clinton said the US was increasing aid for Syrian refugees - more than 50,000 of whom are in Turkey.

Bethany Bell reports.