Turkey and the US have narrowed their differences and agreed to train and arm opposition fighters in Syria.

A senior Turkish diplomat said the Turkish and US positions on Syria are not yet 100 percent convergent, but US Vice President Joe Biden’s visit to Turkey last week helped iron out critical differences of opinion.

“We are confident that our American allies are pleased with the progress of talks on Syria,” the diplomat said. “We hope further meetings will produce more solid outcomes.” […]