World Bulletin / News Desk
According to a Turkish presidential source, who spoke on condition of anonymity due to restrictions on talking to the media, Erdogan and Tillerson also exchanged views on the fight against terrorism.
During their meeting at the presidential complex, Erdogan "explicitly" told Tillerson Turkey's priorities and expectations from the U.S. on bilateral ties and regional developments, the source added.
The meeting, which was closed to the media, started at 7.40 p.m. local time (1640GMT) and lasted for three hours and 15 minutes.
Tillerson is on a two-day working visit to Turkey.
He is expected to meet his Turkish counterpart Mevlut Cavusoglu on Friday to discuss bilateral relations, particularly the U.S. support for the PYD/PKK terrorist group, and international developments. The meeting is expected to be followed by a joint news conference.
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