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Syrian opposition group seeks Turkey's backing

Turkey's state-run news agency says a Syrian opposition group that is trying to form a united front against Syrian President Bashar Assad is seeking permission to open a representation in Turkey.

 

The Anatolia agency said Monday that members of the Syrian National Council relayed their request to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Sunday as relations with Syria strained over a spate of attacks on Turkish diplomatic missions in Damascus and other cities. (AP)