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U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis and Turkish Defense Minister Nurettin Canikli started talks in Ankara, Turkish media outlets reported on August23.
Among other significant issues, the sides are expected to mull settlement of the Syrian conflict and the fight against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK).
Reportedly, Mattis and Canikli also plan to discuss the acquisition of Russian S-400 Triumph air defense system by Turkey.
Syria has been suffering from an armed conflict since March 2011, which, according to the UN, has claimed more than 500,000 lives.
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