Turkish PM talks with Lebanese on political crisis

January 3, 2007 14:59

Turkey's prime minister on Wednesday began talks with rival Lebanese leaders on the country's deepening political crisis during a one-day visit to the embattled country. Shortly after his arrival, Recep Tayyip Erdogan met with Lebanese Prime Minister Fuad Saniora whose Western-backed government is facing increasing pressure in the form of street protests led by Hezbollah and other opposition groups. The visit came as the growing political and sectarian tensions among Lebanese factions threaten to tear the country apart. It also came more than a week after Arab League chief Amr Moussa said that his efforts have failed to reach a solution to the crisis.

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