Syrian opposition coalition to open office in Istanbul

Istanbul, Nov 24 (Xinhua-ANI): Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced Friday that the newly-formed Syrian opposition coalition would open an office in Turkey’s Istanbul.

“The office will be opened in the near future, and we will stay in close contact with its head as a recognized representative of the Syrian people and opposition,” Davutoglu was quoted by Anatolia news agency as saying after a meeting in Turkey with Moaz al-Khatib, head of the new opposition coalition.

Syrian opposition groups abroad signed an agreement earlier this month during a meeting in Doha, Qatar, to form a new coalition called the Syrian National Coalition for Opposition and Revolutionary Forces, in a bid to unite their efforts in the fight against Syrian President Bashar al-Assad’s government.

Turkey recognized the coalition as “the sole legitimate representative of the people of Syria” on Nov 15. (Xinhua-ANI)