The UK and France have presented a draft UN resolution condemning Syria’s suppression of protests, but stopping short of authorising concrete action.
The text has faced stiff opposition from some Security Council members, who fear a resolution could be the first step towards military intervention.
Meanwhile, hundreds of Syrians have been fleeing into Turkey in an attempt to escape an expected crackdown.
Turkey said it would not close its doors to those seeking refuge.
Speaking at a news conference in Ankara, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was monitoring the situation, and called on Damascus to act with tolerance.
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