John Kerry, 2 April 2013
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John Kerry in Turkey for talks on Israel and Syria

7 April 2013 Last updated at 09:01 BST

US Secretary of State John Kerry has arrived in Turkey, where he will hold talks expected to address relations with Israel and the conflict in Syria.

After helping broker a reconciliation between Turkey and Israel, Mr Kerry will urge them to "fully normalise" relations, US officials said.

Turkey is Mr Kerry's first stop of a 10-day trip to Europe and Asia.

Julie Peacock reports.