BEIRUT, LEBANON (7:55 P.M.) – The U.S. is currently in talks with the Turkish regime regarding the state of affairs inside the Syrian town of Manbij, U.S. Secretary of Defense James stated on Friday.
“I am not going to discuss [it] right now,” Mattis told reporters during his press conference.
“It’s how do you balance the competing interests. I can just tell you it’s an active discussion right now with our ally, Turkey,” he added.
Ankara recently threatened to invade the town of Manbij, which is located in the northeastern countryside of Aleppo and near the Turkish border.
Washington has urged Turkey to reconsider their plans, as U.S. troops are present in the area.