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April 1, 2012
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton listens to French Foreign Minister Alain Juppe during the opening session of the "Friends of Syria" conference in Istanbul. Clinton pushed for tighter sanctions on Syria and to hold its leaders to account as she attended key talks in Turkey aimed at ending Syria's bloodshed. Clinton joined delegates from dozens of European, Arab and other countries to look at ways of supporting opposition representatives in Istanbul and to apply further pressure on President Bashar al-Assad's regime.