France invites Turkey to EU meeting on Syria

PARIS - France has asked its European Union partners to invite non-member Turkey to this week's foreign ministers' meeting in Brussels to discuss the next steps in dealing with Syria's crackdown on anti-government protests.
"We have proposed that Turkey be invited to the foreign affairs meeting to discuss the situation in Syria. This invitation, which is extremely important in our eyes, is being considered in Brussels," said a French Foreign Ministry statement.