Turkey has agreed to support the training and equipping of moderate opposition groups in Syria, the U.S. State Department said on Friday, saying a U.S. military planning team would visit Ankara next week to further talks on the matter.

“Turkey has agreed to support train-and-equip efforts for the moderate Syrian opposition,” spokeswoman Marie Harf told reporters in describing talks on Thursday between U.S. and Turkish officials in Ankara.

“There will be a (U.S. Defense Department) planning team traveling to Ankara next week to continue planning that through military channels,” she added. […]