LILONGWE, Malawi -- U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton will visit Istanbul this coming week for talks with Turkish officials over the worsening crisis in Syria.

The State Department said Sunday that Clinton, who's now in Africa, would hold talks with Turkish leaders on Syria as well as other timely issues. The talks are scheduled for Saturday.

Clinton is adding the stop in Turkey to her lengthy tour of Africa. She's also added stops in Nigeria and Benin to her Africa trip.

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