Turkey agrees to train Syrian opposition: U.S.
The U.S. says a there will be a U.S. Defense Department planning team traveling to Ankara next week
Turkey has agreed to support the training and equipping of the moderate opposition in Syria, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, saying a U.S. military team would visit Ankara next week to discuss the matter.
"Turkey has agreed to support train-and-equip efforts for the moderate Syrian opposition," spokeswoman Marie Harf told
reporters in describing a visit to Turkey by the two senior U.S. officials responsible for building a coalition to fight the
Islamic State militant group in Syria and Iraq.
"There will be a (U.S. Defense Department) planning team traveling to Ankara next week to continue planning that through
military channels," she added.