Turkey said Tuesday it was bringing forward by a day to April 1 a "Friends of Syria" conference in Istanbul, designed to pressure the Damascus regime into halting its crackdown on opponents.
"We have decided to bring the meeting forward for technical reasons," a Turkish diplomat said of the gathering originally set for April 2.
The Istanbul meeting comes after a first "Friends of Syria" conference in Tunis on February 24 which was attended by leading officials from Western and Arab countries.
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