U.S. Syria envoy arrives in Ankara for talks

U.S. Syria envoy arrives in Ankara for talks

The U.S. special envoy for Syria James Jeffrey has arrived in Turkey for talks with Turkish officials over Syria, counterterrorism and security, the State Department said.

Jeffrey will have meetings on Monday and Tuesday with senior Turkish officials in Ankara.

Jeffrey's visit came upon an invitation by the Turkish government, according to the written statement by the State Department.

"Ambassador Jeffrey is leading an interagency delegation to continue discussions with senior Turkish officials to advance issues of mutual interest on Syria to include, addressing Turkey's legitimate security concerns, the implementation of UNSCR 2254 on the resolution of the Syrian conflict, and our continued efforts to ensure an enduring defeat of ISIS," Daily Sabah cited the statement as saying.

The groups are also expected to discuss the situation east of the Euphrates, the presence of PKK-affiliated People's Protection Units (YPG) in the region and Turkey's exclusion from the F-35 program.


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