Tillerson meets Turkey's Erdogan for 'open' talks after weeks of strain

Tillerson meets Turkey's Erdogan for 'open' talks after weeks of strainBy Yara Bayoumy and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) – Top U.S. diplomat Rex Tillerson and Turkey’s Tayyip Erdogan had a “productive and open” talk on Thursday about improving ties strained recently over their policies on Syria, in a meeting following weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from Ankara. Tillerson arrived in Turkey on Thursday for two days of what officials have said would likely be uncomfortable discussions between the allies, whose relations have frayed over a number of issues, particularly U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, seen as terrorists by Turkey.



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