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Friday 25 April 2014

Hague hails Syria 'turning point'

Foreign Secretary William Hague today hailed a potential turning point for Syria as he met the leaders of a coalition opposed to president Bashar Assad.After initial talks in London, he said he was "encouraged" by what he heard from them and that Britain would like to recognise them as the official Syrian opposition. A decision would be made over the coming days.In a statement at the Foreign Office, Mr Hague said they had had a "detailed discussion" about the coalition's next steps.

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