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Turkey: Pence meets with Erdogan to discuss Syria offensive

Turkey, Ankara
October 17, 2019 at 14:18 GMT +00:00 · Published

US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Ankara on Thursday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discuss the Turkish military offensive in north-eastern Syria.

Footage shows Pence shaking hands with Erdogan and posing for pictures.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also in Turkey, and is expected to hold talks with Turkish officials.

Turkey's military offensive dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring' began on October 9, days after the White House announced a withdrawal of US troops. Ankara says the aim of the offensive is to create a 'safe zone' cleared of Kurdish groups.

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US Vice President Mike Pence arrived in Ankara on Thursday to meet with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and discuss the Turkish military offensive in north-eastern Syria.

Footage shows Pence shaking hands with Erdogan and posing for pictures.

US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo is also in Turkey, and is expected to hold talks with Turkish officials.

Turkey's military offensive dubbed 'Operation Peace Spring' began on October 9, days after the White House announced a withdrawal of US troops. Ankara says the aim of the offensive is to create a 'safe zone' cleared of Kurdish groups.

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