Erdogan aide meets US National security adviser in Turkey

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"Our relations are at a very critical point".

"It is natural that we lost our trust in the U.S.", Cavusoglu said, stressing that Ankara does not want to hear any more empty promises from its ally but rather wants to see concrete steps. For us to discuss multiple issues with the USA, the trust that has been lost needs to be restored.

"The reason for that missing trust is the US", Cavusoglu was quoted as saying by the Hurriyet Daily News.

Criticizing U.S. ties with the YPG/PKK terror group in Syria he said: "The U.S.is not touching ISIL members in Syria as an excuse to continue working with YPG/PKK terrorist group". Initially, U.S. criticism was muted, but that changed later due to an increasing flow of YPG-led SDF militants who traveled to Afrin to fight the Turkish military and Turkish threats over the Syrian town of Manbij where the is a U.S. special forces presence.

However, Turkey considers that militia, the YPG, a terrorist organisation.

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On January 20, Turkey launched a military operation against the Kurdish People's Protection Units (YPG) militia in the Afrin region, backing Syrian rebels with air strikes and ground troops.

According to information gathered from the region, 103 PKK/KCK/PYD-YPG and Daesh terrorists were neutralized on Sunday.

In a statement issued on Monday, Turkish General Staff said 16 terrorists have been "neutralized" in operations held between February 3-11 against PKK terrorist group's targets and its routes in Turkey's southeastern Diyarbakir and Hatay provinces and northern Iraq region.

Turkey has repeatedly insisted it is taking all the necessary precautions to avoid harming civilians and says there have been no civilian casualties to date.

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