Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, right, talks with U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, left, prior to their meeting in Ankara, Turkey, Friday, Feb. 16, 2018. (Anadolu via AP, Pool)
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Turkey proposed Friday staging a joint deployment with U.S. troops in Syria, after weeks of tensions over Ankara's latest cross-border operation that raised fears of a military confrontation between the two NATO allies.Relations between Washington and its main Muslim ally in NATO have been strained to the breaking point by several issues, above all Turkey's anger over U.S. support for the Syrian Kurdish YPG militia, which Turkey sees as terrorists.Turkey has proposed extending its campaign further east to the town of Manbij, where U.S. troops are based, potentially leading to direct confrontation with U.S.-backed units.In a proposal aimed at overcoming the allies' stark differences over Syria, a Turkish official told Reuters that Turkey had proposed that Turkish and U.S. forces could deploy jointly in Manbij.However, Cavusoglu told reporters Turkey would be able to take joint steps with the U.S. in Syria once the YPG left the vicinity of Manbij.
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