(130116) -- ISTANBUL, Jan 16, 2013 (Xinhua) -- Security forces guard in front of France consulate in Istanbul of Turkey on Jan. 16, 2013. France, which has already poured 800 soldiers into the West African country and has carried out air strikes since Friday in the rebel-held northern half of Mali, said it planned to increase the number of its troops to 2,500. (Xinhua/Ma Yan)(axy)
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