"Bloody Syrian crackdown embarrasses Turkish allies
By Ivan Watson and Yesim Comert, CNN
April 29, 2011 -- Updated 1259 GMT (2059 HKT)
Istanbul, Turkey (CNN) -- Turkish officials engaged in last-minute shuttle diplomacy with their restive neighbor Syria and repeated calls for restraint ahead of what is expected to be another violent day of protests across the Arab nation on Friday. "
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