Sept. 18 - U.N.-Arab envoy Lakhdar Brahimi makes his first visit to a refugee camp in Turkey, where many Syrians have fled to escape the conflict at home. Lindsey Parietti reports.
U.N. special envoy Lakhdar Brahimi visits refugees at a camp in Turkey. The mediator, who took over from Kofi Annan earlier this month, spoke to Syrians who have fled the violence at home. Turkey is now home to more than 80,000 Syrian refugees. During talks with local officials, Brahimi expressed hope the displaced could return to neighbouring Syria. (SOUNDBITE) (English) UNITED NATIONS ARAB LEAGUE MEDIATOR LAKHDAR BRAHIMI, SAYING: ''We hope that their country will find peace again and that they can return to their country as early as possible.'' After meeting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad for the first time Saturday, the diplomat warned the escalating conflict threatens the region and the world.