The U.S. Special Representative for Syria Session along with the special envoy for the anti-Daesh coalition, James Jeffrey will make a visit Ankara on Tuesday to maintain high-level talks about Syria with Turkish authorities, the State Department stated Monday.
U.S. special envoy Joel Rayburn will join Jeffrey in the course of the visit to Ankara, that will take place from April 30 to May 2.
The State Department stated talks will include “addressing Turkey’s authentic security issues, promoting balance and security in northern Syria since the U.S. defense forces draw down its existence,” as well as the defeat of Daesh and execution of UN Security Council resolution 2254, which requires a cease-fire and political solution for the country.
Syria has been confined in an aggressive civil war since early 2011 when the Bashar al-Assad regime cracked down on pro-democracy protests.
Since then, hundreds of thousands of individuals have been killed and more than 10 million others displaced, according to UN officials.
As the U.S. proceeds its preparations to drawdown its existence in Syria, Turkey has aired concerns about Washington’s support for YPG/PKK terrorists in northeastern Syria.
Jeffrey has conversed on this issue, stating earlier this month that the U .S . will certainly continue working on an established safe zone along the Turkish-Syrian line, in which YPG/PKK forces would withdraw to make sure it stays free from any threat to Turkey.
After visiting Turkey, the U.S. authorities will visit Geneva where they will discuss with other Syria envoys from Egypt, France, Germany, Jordan, Saudi Arabia, and the United Kingdom.
In Geneva, Jeffrey and Rayburn will “discuss the recent advancements in the ongoing Syrian conflict, with a specific focus on the growing violence in northwest Syria, the need for unhindered philanthropic assistance throughout the country, and additional help for UN efforts to promote a Geneva-based political practice,” the State Department claimed.