US aware of Turkey’s security concerns: Tillerson
KUWAIT – Reuters
The United States is “keenly aware” of Turkey’s security concerns, U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Feb. 13, ahead of his key visit to Ankara this week. He added that the U.S. remained concerned over recent events in northwestern Syria.
The end of major combat operations against Islamic State, Iraq and Levant (ISIL) does not mean the United States and its allies have achieved an enduring defeat of the militant group, Tillerson said.
Speaking at a meeting in Kuwait of the global coalition against ISIL, he also said Washington had decided to provide an additional $200 million in aid to stabilize liberated areas in Syria.