Yesterday, they abandoned any hope that they might find agreeable language for a watered down version of that resolution.
Turkey is pressing ahead with plans to impose its own sanctions on Syria, despite European powers backing down from using the UN to punish the regime for its crackdown on the protest movement. (...)
In the absence of UN security council action, Turkey's move could be decisive in a six-month standoff between Syrian security forces and anti-government activists which has seen more than 2,700 civilian deaths and sharply destablised the region.
Erdogan is preparing for a range of economic, military and political sanctions which will further damage the once-close relationship between the two states.The timing and location of the expected announcement are interesting.