U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson arrived in Turkey where he will hold talks with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu.
Tillerson became the first representative of the administration of Donald trump in the Ministerial rank, who arrived to Turkey. On the agenda two main issues: the fight against terror and the results residing in the USA the theologian Fethullah Gulen.
Turkish authorities have repeatedly stated that they wanted to participate in the liberation of Raqqa from the militants of the «Islamic state». However, the attack on this city are Kurdish militia, supported by artillery and U.S. aircraft.
From the point of view of the Erdogan regime operating in Syria Kurdish Democratic Union party – a branch of the PKK, a recognized terrorist group. Americans do not share this point of view.
Before the inauguration of Donald trump Turkey has repeatedly appealed to US with the request to extradite gülen, whom Ankara considers the organizer of the July coup. The requests remained unanswered. Erdogan hopes that a new U.S. leader will be more cooperative.