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Tillerson Says Syria Progress Could Be Replicated With Turkey

  • Secretary of state floats solution with Turkey in north Syria
  • Erdogan meeting comes after cease-fire negotiated with Putin
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The U.S. and Turkey are beginning to rebuild trust and could come to an agreement about northern Syria, where the U.S. backs a Kurdish militia that Turkey considers a terrorist organization, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson told staff at the U.S. consulate-general in Istanbul.

“I think we’re beginning to rebuild some of that trust that we lost in one another: they lost our trust to a certain extent, we lost theirs,” Tillerson said on Monday while in Istanbul to attend an oil conference. “We’re making some progress down in Syria, we’re hopeful that we can replicate that with Turkey on some areas in the north part of Syria.”