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Turkey, US discuss ties in Istanbul

IANS  |  Istanbul 

The Turkish President's Security and Foreign Policy met US National Security here and discussed issues that are hurting bilateral ties, the Turkish media reported on Sunday.

Joint efforts against terrorism, long-term strategic partnership between and the US, and the latest developments in the region were among the topics under discussion, reported quoting

The meeting came as is fighting for Afrin, a district in being held by US-backed known as People's Protection Units (YPG), since January 20. has threatened to move on to target YPG-held Manbij, while has refused to withdraw the troops from the town as demanded by its NATO ally.

As part of efforts to ease tension in bilateral ties and avoid a direct confrontation in Syria, US is expected to visit in the coming days, while Turkish and US Defence Ministers are scheduled to meet in next week.



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First Published: Sun, February 11 2018. 19:00 IST