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Photo by: Kayhan Ozer
In this photo provided by Turkish Prime Minister's Press Service, Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, right, and Arab League Secretary General Nabil al Arabi shake hands before a meeting in Istanbul, Turkey, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2012. Erdogan and al Arabi expected to discuss Syria. Turkey’s prime minister sharply criticized the U.N. Security Council on Saturday for its failure to agree on decisive steps to end the 19-month civil war in Syria. (AP Photo/Kayhan Ozer)

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