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Turkish minister calls for safe zones in Syria

28 September 2012 Last updated at 07:38 BST

On the sidelines of the UN General Assembly, Turkey's foreign minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, has been speaking to the BBC about the situation in Syria.

Turkey has long argued that safe zones should be set up inside Syria to provide protection for civilians and refugees.

Ahmet Davutoglu said: "If we do not take certain decisions today for the women and children escaping these attacks, we will be facing more risks in the future"

The BBC's Middle East Editor, Jeremy Bowen, asked whether setting up such a zone could trigger a regional war.