Turkey PM to discuss Syria with Russia's Medvedev: minister

ANKARA Wed Feb 8, 2012 5:52am EST

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ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan will discuss the situation in Syria in a phone call with Russia's President Dmitry Medvedev later on Wednesday, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told broadcaster NTV in an interview.

Erdogan said on Tuesday his country was preparing a new initiative with those countries who oppose the Syrian government and described China's and Russia's veto of a U.N. resolution on Syria a "fiasco."

(Writing by Ibon Villelabeitia)