During his Istanbul press conference held on 21 April 2013, Secretary of State John Kerry concluded that the United States as well as Turkey and Israel should have mutual interests as concerns the security arrangement in Syria.
Releasing the photo I also hosted here on Friday with the condolences addressed by the Syrian Revolution to Boston Marathon victims was a strong solidarity and commitment sign for the United States as Secretary of State John Kerry had met with the representatives of the Syrian Opposition on Sunday to “hear and listen” their vision of a political resolution and transition from the current regime, but also to agree on a second round of non-lethal aid delivered through Turkey.
While announcing the US non-lethal aid including medical supplies, the press pointed out yesterday that the first round of non-lethal aid due to be delivered on February had not completely reached its destination hence the probability of things repeating themselves this second time might affect effective commitment to the Syrian Opposition. Kerry said that coordination of aid delivery was experiencing some delivery bottlenecks that will eventually be cleared by the Turkish side.
John Kerry stated that the security in the region for all NATO states is of primary importance and it would be beneficial that all NATO allies put their differences aside in addressing the Syrian conflict.
Comparing it to Germany’s economic and diplomatic development in the wake of World War II, Kerry placed Turkey as an important emerging dialogue facilitator in reviving the regional peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority. Practically, Turkey developed into a diplomatic hub for the Middle East with the accompanying vulnerabilities.