Pompeo and Cavusoglu discuss de-escalation of Syrian conflict
U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo and Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu held a meeting yesterday evening, with dominating the agenda
The diplomats discussed several issues, including the murder of journalist Jamal Khashoggi and improving relations between Turkey and the U.S.
Pompeo later said in a press conference that he is content with the "momentum of improving relations with Turkey," and he also discussed the developments in Syria with his Turkish counterpart, Daily Sabah reported.
According to the State Department, Pompeo and Çavusoğlu agreed on the need to work together to de-escalate the conflict in Syria and support the reinvigoration of the UN-led peace process to achieve a peaceful, lasting solution to the Syrian conflict.
U.S. intelligence officials have concluded that Crown Prince M. bin Salman, Saudi Arabia's de factor leader, ordered the Oct. 2 killing of Khashoggi, according to a U.S. official familiar with the assessment. Others familiar with the case caution that while it's likely that the crown prince had a role in the death there continue to be questions about the degree to which he was involved.