US Secretary of State Discusses Common Interest Issues with Turkish Terrace Officials

Turkey has proposed to the United States that the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia resign to the east of the Euphrates River in Syria and Turkish and American troops stationed together in the Manbij region, according to a Turkish official.

The official, who spoke with Reuters news agency on Friday on condition of anonymity because its information has not been published, said that the US is now considering proposals submitted to US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson on a two-day visit to Ankara.

Meanwhile, Tillerson meets with his partners from Turkey Mevlut Cavusoglu for talks focused on Washington's plan to continue to provide assistance to Kurdish militants.

Speaking to journalists during a joint press conference after their meeting, Tillerson called on Ankara to "refrain from operating" while asserting that Turkey and United States "has the same goal in Syria.

Turkey Replace Street Names in front of US Embassy after Turkish Offensive in Syria

Tillerson, Thursday night (15/2) met Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, for more than three hours, and both sides said that the discussion was productive but not conclusive.

Turkey launched aerial and land offensive last month against the northwestern region of Afrin to expel YPG from its southern border. [lt]

US Secretary of State Warns Focus Do not Switch from Defeat ISIS

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson warned on Tuesday about the need to remain focused on the ISIS defeat forever, although most militants have been removed from areas once controlled in Iraq and Syria.

Tillerson spoke at a conference in Kuwait for members of the coalition formed by America by the end of 2014, with a multi-direction strategy to deal with ISIS, including through US-led air strikes and efforts to cut funding for the group and the flow of foreign fighters. Tillerson said that ISIS still poses a serious threat to stability in the region, in coalition member countries and elsewhere in the world.

He said the militants no longer controlled 98 percent of the territory they seized at its peak, in 2014, as they declared the formation of the Caliphate in Iraq and Syria, but they now pose a different threat.

In Iraq and Syria, ISIS seeks to turn into insurrection, and in other places such as Afghanistan, Philippines, Libya, West Africa, ISIS seeks to shape safe havens, he continued.

Tillerson announces $ 200 million in new aid to liberate parts of Syria. Also Tuesday, he is scheduled to take part in a conference of donors aimed at rebuilding the regions of Iraq.

Ahead of the meeting, senior State Department officials said attention should be on target, while explaining the need to focus on defeating ISIS. He highlighted the recent conflict in the region of Afrin, northern Syria, between Turkish forces and Syrian-backed Democratic Forces as a diversion of the target.

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The official, and Tillerson in their comments on Tuesday (13/2), are aware of Turkey's concerns about Kurdish militants who are perceived as a threat.

Tillerson is on his fifth countries in the region, beginning in Egypt and covering stops in Turkey, Jordan and Lebanon. [uh]

Visit Cairo, US Secretary of State Starts Travel to the 5 Middle Eastern Countries

US Secretary of State Stops in Egypt in Middle East Treatment

US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will meet with Egypt's foreign minister in the capital Cairo for a week's visit to the Middle East.

Monday's meeting with Sameh Shoukry was held while Egypt was conducting a military operation which is large in Sinai, where Islamic militants have been fighting for years, and in remote areas of Egypt's mainland where extremists have attacked security forces and civilians.

Tillerson will Press Turkey to Restrict in Afrin

Tillerson and Shoukry will hold a joint press conference before Tillerson meets with Egyptian President Abdel-Fattah el-Sissi later that day.

Washington has held back a portion of $ 1 , 3 billion military aid annually to Egypt, under the pretext of human rights abuses.

From Egypt, Tillerson will travel to Kuwait, Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey, to meet with officials there as well as Saudi, Emirat, Iraqi and Syrian delegates. [gp]

UK Foreign Secretary Asks UN to Watch for Return of Rohingya Refugees

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson says the UN should oversee the return of Rohingya refugees to Myanmar because many are afraid to go home on their own.

Johnson spoke to reporters on Sunday after meeting Aung San Suu Kyi, facto Myanmar.

"I see there are real concerns both in the camps in Bangladesh and among the remaining villagers," Johnson said.

"The Myanmar authorities must work hard with international agencies to address real concerns which is felt by the people who will return to Myanmar, "he said.

The military oppression of the Rohingya Muslim minority in Myanmar caused hundreds of thousands of people to flee to refugee camps in Bangladesh Those who persisted in their villages destroyed, living with fear. [vm/ii]