Last updated: 16 September, 2011

US and Turkish leaders to hold talks on Syria crisis

US President Barack Obama will discuss the political crisis in Syria and wider turmoil throughout the Middle East in talks in New York on Tuesday with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a US official said.

Obama will meet Erdogan, a key US regional ally, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly, deputy US national security advisor Ben Rhodes said Friday.