Mar 31 2017
Yildirim has previously said that the United States risks major damage to its relationship with North Atlantic Treaty Organisation ally Turkey if the US includes Kurdish forces in the fight to retake Raqqa, the Islamic State group's de facto capital.
A U.S. State Department official said Tillerson had emphasized Turkey's "important role" in regional security.
Erdogan also discussed with Tillerson the extradition of US -based cleric Fethullah Gulen, blamed by Ankara for orchestrating a failed coup last July, as well as efforts to prevent the activities of the cleric's network in the United States, the sources said. "There are hard choices that have to be made", Tillerson said, without elaborating.
Speaking to NTV television on the eve of Tillerson's visit, Yildirim said the United States had not yet informed Turkey if Ankara would take part in a planned Raqa campaign.
Turkey sent troops, tanks and warplanes to support Free Syrian Army (FSA) rebels, push ISIS fighters away from its border and stop the advance of Kurdish militia fighters.
Tillerson also did not meet with any of Erdogan's political opponents, because there was no time in his schedule, US officials said.
Mr Tillerson went to the Turkish capital not only to talk about ISIL, but also to try to fix a relationship that has been severely damaged by United States support for the Kurdish YPG militia in Syria as well as Washington's refusal to arrest and extradite Fethullah Gulen, the exiled Turkish cleric who Ankara blames for a failed coup attempt last July.
Cavusoglu said Washington accepted there was no difference between the YPG militia and the PKK.
On Wednesday, Turkish news media reported that a telephone call had been made from the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul to one of the top suspects in last summer's failed military coup - an incendiary allegation ahead of Tillerson's visit.
"This issue will be told to the US Secretary of State without any buts and the United States will be asked to clarify its position".
With the second largest army in NATO, Turkey is seeking a role for its military in a planned offensive on Raqqa, ISIL's self-proclaimed capital in Syria, but the U.S. is veering towards enlisting the YPG as its main partner in the fight.
Ankara has also been at loggerheads with the U.S. over its demands for the extradition of the US-based cleric Fathullah Gulen, accused of plotting a coup in Turkey.
The PKK has led a three-decade long insurgency in southeast Turkey and is considered a "terrorist group" by the US.
But Cavusoglu said Turkey had provided plenty of evidence and that U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions had committed to "evaluate the documents meticulously".
Gulen denies Ankara's accusations. He said at a minimum, Turkey wants the U.S.to issue a temporary arrest warrant for Gulen while the extradition process plays out.
"Operation Euphrates Shield has been successful and is finished".
Mar 31 2017
SsangYong confirms second-gen Rexton; its new flagship SUV
The new Rexton derives its design cues from the LIV-2 concept that was showcased at the Paris Motor Show a year ago . The India bound Rexton will be lighter and will have more cabin space compared to the predecessor model.
Mar 30 2017
Facebook Puts Ephemeral Snapchat-Like Features Into Your News Feed
The company has already brought this feature on Whatsapp and Instagram long back and now it has added stories to its platform. These photos and videos, which disappear after 24 hours, won't appear in the user's timeline unless the post them there too.
Mar 29 2017
Texas Senate OKs Revisions To Voter ID Law
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Mar 29 2017
Sensex sheds 184 points; Nifty50 slips below 9050
The 30-share Sensex scaled the session's high of 29,442.18 before closing up 172.37 points or 0.59 percent at 29,409.52. The S&P BSE mid-cap index fell by 0.27 per cent, while the small-cap index slipped by a minimal 0.04 per cent.
Mar 28 2017
Trump to Sign Executive Order Undoing Obama Cuts in Power Plant Emissions
The former Oklahoma attorney general blamed the Obama administration for following "a very anti-fossil fuel strategy". We need a pro-growth and pro-environment approach for how we do regulations in this country.
Mar 27 2017
Mickelson, Casey reach last 16 at WGC Match Play
Rahm won his first tournament in January 2017 by winning the Farmers Insurance Open at Torrey Pines. The world's No. 1 player finished off the match with two more birdies for a 5-and-4 victory.
Mar 26 2017
Israel ignores United Nations resolution to end illegal settlement building
Emboldened by the election of Trump, Israel has given the go-ahead to the construction of hundreds of new settlement units. Trump has said the deal may not include a separate sovereign Palestinian state as sought by the past three US presidents.
Mar 25 2017
Here's the full-length Love Actually 2 trailer!
A fundraising drive will operate throughout the day within Spark's headquarters, with staff selling red noses and traybakes. Regarding where present-day Colin would be, Curtis has said , "I'm assuming that he's in prison now".
Mar 25 2017
Census finds continuing population slide for region
The Census Bureau put Buchanan County's population at 88,939, a drop of 78 from one year ago and down 263 from the 2010 census. Harris County's eight-year run as the nation's fastest-growing county has ended, according to estimates released by the U.S.
Mar 25 2017
Senate Votes to Kill Internet Privacy Regulations
In the meantime, the FCC rules that the measure would overturn aren't scheduled to go into effect until December. The vote overturns a Federal Communications Commission rule that banned such activity.
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