"Our mission remains unchanged in terms of the defeat of ISIS. The transition that we are working towards is stabilization and to enhance the security capability of local security forces. We'll do that as strategic partners," Mr. Shanahan said, just before a bilateral meeting with Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar.
He said the meeting with Akar would be about "next steps."
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