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Burnt out cars are seen at the site of a blast in the Syrian capital Damascus Thursday. A strong explosion rocked the Syrian capital near a busy market and the Palace of Justice, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. State TV reported at least three people were wounded and around 20 cars were damaged. (AP)
Burnt out cars are seen at the site of a blast in the Syrian capital Damascus Thursday. A strong explosion rocked the Syrian capital near a busy market and the Palace of Justice, sending black smoke billowing into the sky. State TV reported at least three people were wounded and around 20 cars were damaged. (AP)

World leaders will meet in Geneva Saturday to talk about the crisis in Syria, but few observers expect a breakthrough.

Syria has the protection of Russia, a veto-wielding member of the UN Security Council, which has so far stood up to international pressure. Tensions are also building between Syria and neighboring Turkey, which is beefing up defenses on the border after Syria shot down a Turkish jet last week.

Guest:

  • Jonathan Head, BBC reporter in Instanbul, Turkey

This segment aired on June 29, 2012.

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