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.