October 17, 2019 / 10:22 AM / a month ago

Pence arrives in Turkey for talks with Erdogan on Syria offensive

ANKARA, Oct 17 (Reuters) - U.S. Vice President Mike Pence arrived on Thursday in Ankara for talks with President Tayyip Erdogan over Turkey’s military offensive into northeastern Syria.

Pence is expected to urge Turkey to halt its offensive against Kurdish fighters in northeast Syria, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump threatened heavy sanctions over the operation. (Reporting by Humeyra Pamuk; Writing by Tuvan Gumrukcu Editing by Dominic Evans)

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