US Embassy reopens following suicide attack; Turkish foreign minister asks international community to re-assess Syrian issue
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    Reports noted that the American embassy in Ankara has reopened following a suicide bomb attack on Friday targeting the building. The Revolutionary People’s Liberation Front (DHKP-C), an outlawed Turkish left wing group, has claimed responsibility for the attack, which killed a security guard and a Turkish journalist, in addition to the suicide bomber. 1 The US deputy secretary of state, Ash Carter, has arrived in Turkey following the incident for consultations with Turkey core issues, including international terrorism, and mutual defence cooperation. 2

    In another development, according to reports, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, speaking at the Munich Security Conference on Sunday, has said that the international community should re-assess the Syrian situation and that the psychology of the regions such as the Middle East should be understood as regimes in these countries were changing for the first time since the 1950s and 60s. Turkey has welcomed the initiative taken by Qatar and Saudi Arabia on resolving the Syrian conflict. Davutoglu has also said that the Syrian crisis is a test for the UN given that the UNSC has not taken action even two years after the conflict began. 3