Turkish premier speaks to UN-Arab League joint Syria envoy.
TUR tur: see ibex. ) -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday spoke on the phone to Kofi Annan Kofi Atta Annan (born April 8, 1938) is a Ghanaian diplomat who served as the seventh Secretary-General of the United Nations from January 1 1997 to January 1 2007, serving two five-year terms. He was the co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize in 2001. , UN-Arab League joint envoy to Syria, Erdogan's press office said. Kofi Annan briefed Erdogan over his talks and efforts on the Syrian crisis, saying he attached great importance to Sunday's meeting of the Friends of Syria group in Istanbul. Annan told Erdogan that he would not be attending the Istanbul meeting because of a scheduled briefing at the UN Security Council, but added that he would be represented by "a strong delegation." Erdogan stressed that the Damascus administration needed to take concrete steps to convince the international community that it was serious on its acceptance of Annan's peace plan to end bloodshed blood·shed
The shedding of blood, especially the injury or killing of people.
Noun 1. in Syria. Erdogan and Annan also agreed to continue working in close coordination and consultation on the Syrian crisis.
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