A number of Turkish security officials on Wednesday held a security meeting chaired by Prime Minister Binali Yildirim focusing on Syria-related issues and on tackling the threat of terrorism, local media reported.

According to Hurriyet Daily News, the meeting was attended by the country's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, Customs and Turkish Trade Minister Bulent Tufenkci, presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin, Chief of General Staff Gen. Hulusi Akar and Hakan Fidan, the chief of Turkey's National Intelligence Organization (MIT).

The news outlet added that there was no official statement made after the meeting.

Syria has been hit by the civil war for more than six years, after the protests within the framework of the so-called Arab Spring turned violent. The international community, including Turkey, has been making efforts to de-escalate the tensions between the warring parties. The conflict has also resulted in an outflow of refugees from Syria, while Turkey became the host nation for more than 3 million people, who fled the war-torn state, according to the UN Refugee Agency (UNHCR).

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