Çavuşoglu and Pompeo hold talks in Brussels
Turkey will take steps together with the United States in Syria's Manbij region, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said following his meeting with new US Secretary State Mike Pompeo in Brussels.
The US State Department released a statement following the meeting and said that Çavuşoğlu and Pompeo "reaffirmed their support for the established bilateral process to find a common way forward on Manbij and also discussed the United States' commitment to supporting Turkey's national security concerns."
Çavuşoğlu also said there was no French presence in Manbij and added Turkey could evaluate "good offers" for Patriot missiles or other air defense systems from allies, Daily Sabah reported.
The Turkish minister exchanged views on the current security environment and review preparations for the upcoming NATO summit to be held in Brussels" on July 11 and 12, according to a statement by Turkey's Foreign Ministry.