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Secretary Clinton's Travel to Istanbul, Turkey

U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu during their bilateral meeting at the Hilton Hotel prior to the Second Conference of the Group of Friends of the Syrian People

Secretary Clinton traveled to Istanbul, Turkey March 31-April 1 to attend the second meeting of the “Friends of the Syrian People.” This meeting builds upon steps that our friends, allies, and the Syrian opposition continue to take in an attempt to halt the slaughter of the Syrian people and pursue a transition to democracy in Syria. While in Istanbul, Secretary Clinton also conduct bilateral meetings with Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan, Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoğlu and other foreign leaders.