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.
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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]