US deputy secretary of state arrives in Turkey
Baku, Azerbaijan, Sept. 27
By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:
US Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken has arrived in Turkey, the Turkish newspaper Star reports.
Blinken is slated to meet with senior Turkish officials.
The sides will discuss the joint fight of Turkey and the United States against the militants of “Islamic State” (IS) terrorist group as well as details of the Shield of the Euphrates operation.
On Aug. 24 morning, the Turkish Air Force, with the support of the coalition aircraft, launched an operation to liberate the city of Jarabulus from the IS militants in northern Syria, near Aleppo.
The operation was dubbed the Shield of the Euphrates.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has so far claimed over 500,000 lives. Militants from various armed groups are confronting the Syrian government troops. The IS, YPG and PYD are the most active terrorist groups in Syria.
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