Turkish FM visits United States

Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu left for Washington on Sunday to start a two-day official visit to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments with top American officials.

Davutoglu is visiting the US on the invitation of his American counterpart, John Kerry. The foreign minister is also expected to meet with Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel and National Security Adviser Susan Rice.

Davutoglu last visited Washington in May, when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan had talks with US President Barack Obama.

One of the hot topics on the table is the Syrian civil war, which has raged on Turkey’s doorstep for more than two-and-a-half years. Davutoglu is also going to bring up the Geneva II conference and the future of Syria in an effort to lay the groundwork for a smooth transition in the war-torn country, according to media reports.

Davutoglu will also bring up the issue of Syrian refugees living in Turkey and neighboring countries.

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