Turkey: Pence visit ends, mum’s the word

An almost two-hour meeting between Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. Vice President Mike Pence in the Turkish capital Ankara has ended, and Turkish state media has almost nothing to say as no staement was made after thee closed doors meeting.

The two met at the Presidential Complex at 3.40 p.m. (1240GMT) and spoke for an hour and 40 minutes.

Following their closed-door talks, a meeting between Turkish and the U.S. delegations began.

There was no official statement after their meeting, but U.S. officials said Pence and his delegation had been sent to discuss the Turkish anti-terror operation that began last week in northern Syria, and related issues, says Anadolu

Pence arrived in Ankara earlier today leading a delegation including Secretary of State Mike Pompeo.