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Turkish FM: Ankara at Critical Stage in Ties with Washington

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Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said that President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson held constructive talks in Ankara and agreed to normalize relations.

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"We are agreed on normalizing relations again," Cavusoglu said after talks with US counterpart Rex Tillerson in Ankara, saying that ties were at a "critical phase" and vowing to create "mechanisms" to discuss the issues causing problems.

Ankara and Washington agreed on the establishment of a mechanism for the normalization of relations, Cavusoglu said at a joint news conference with Tillerson on Friday.

More than 100 Turkish citizens were killed in attacks carried out by US-backed YPG, Cavusoglu said.

Turkey expects guarantees from the US on withdrawal of Kurdish forces from Syria's Manbij to the eastern bank of Euphrates, he added.

According to Tillerson, Washington's support to the so-called Syrian Democratic Forces, which mostly consists of Kurdish forces, would be limited.

Source: News Agencies, Edited by website team

 

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