Turkey has said it wants to develop good ties with Syria – in an apparent reversal of its policy towards its war-stricken neighbour.
Turkey has long said the only solution for regional peace would be for Syrian President Bashar al-Assad to go.
But Turkish PM Binali Yildirim insisted good ties with Syria were needed “for the fight against terrorism” and for stability in the region.
Turkey has recently moved to end rifts with both Russia and Israel.
Separately, French diplomatic missions in Turkey are cancelling their Bastille Day celebrations on 14 July for “security reasons”, the consulate general in Istanbul has said.