US defense chief to meet Turkish counterpart in Europe

US Defense Secretary Jim Mattis will again meet his Turkish counterpart next week in Europe, the top US general said on Monday, describing regular US efforts to address Turkish concerns over a US decision to arm Kurdish fighters in Syria.
US Marine General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, said Mattis also wrote a detailed letter to Turkey last week to provide a "routine update" on US efforts in Syria.
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