Turkish FM discusses Syria with US counterpart on phone

Turkish FM discusses Syria with US counterpart on phone

ANKARA - Anadolu Agency

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Sept. 4 spoke with U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo via telephone, according to Turkish diplomatic sources.

The men discussed bilateral issues, Syria’s Idlib and Manbij, said the sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media.

Pompeo and Çavuşoğlu "agreed that any Assad regime military offensive in Idlib would be an unacceptable, reckless escalation of the conflict in Syria," said U.S. State Department spokeswoman Heather Nauert.

Nauert said that they committed to addressing areas of common concern.

On Sept. 4, Russian warplanes bombed several areas in Idlib, raising worries of a major assault by the Assad regime forces and its allies.

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