Turkish intel chief meets with US security officials, CIA
Hakan Fidan is in US for talks on the border unrests and jihadist militants.Lisa Monaco, a top U.S. national security aide to President Barack Obama, met with Turkish intelligence chief Hakan Fidan Oct. 10, part of a series of U.S-Turkish meetings on Turkey's support for training moderate Syrian fighters, Reuters has reported.
Fidan also met with officials from the Central Intelligence Agency (CIA), daily Hurriyet has learned.
The White House emphasized Oct. 10 the importance of quickly getting Turkish military help in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) militants in Iraq and Syria, as it said an issue that came to the forefront this week in the Syrian border town of Kobane.
Monaco "expressed appreciation for Turkey's support to ongoing U.S. military operations in Iraq and Syria and underscored the importance of accelerating Turkish assistance as part of the comprehensive strategy to degrade and ultimately destroy ISIL," the White House said in a statement.