The talks between Turkish and American officials have begun in the US capital, Washington where they are expected to discuss a number of matters of bilateral interest, Syria and Turkey's ongoing Operation Olive Branch, in Afrin, among them.
Later, speaking at a ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party provincial congress, Erdogan announced that 3,213 terrorists have been "neutralized since the launch of Operation Olive Branch in Afrin".
One of the neutralized terrorists was from the senior cadre of the PKK, it added.
The Turkish armed forces will clear the territory from the eastern bank of the Euphrates in Syria up to the border with Iraq of terrorists, after it does the same in Afrin and Manbij cities, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Friday.
Rami Abel Rahman, head of the Britain-based Observatory, said the aim was to besiege Afrin, cutting it off from other areas.
Turkey has warned that the Afrin offensive could expand to the nearby Syrian city of Manbij.
Erdogan questioned why North Atlantic Treaty Organisation had not come to Turkey s aid in its Syria operation when Ankara had backed critical alliance campaigns worldwide.
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"We thank Turkish soldiers and Turkey so much", Esra told Anadolu Agency.
Erdogan noted that a total of 815 square kilometres (506 square miles) have been cleared from the terrorists so far.
Turkey's foreign minister said Thursday Turkish forces would complete the Afrin offensive by May and would carry out a joint operation against the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK) militants in Iraq with Baghdad.
Despite encountering fierce resistance - which has caused the death of 42 Turkish troops - Turkey's military and its Syrian allies appear to have gained new momentum in the last weeks.
In August 2016, Turkey began a unilateral military intervention in northern Syria, code-named Operation Euphrates Shield, sending tanks and warplanes across the border.
Turkey launched the assault into the enclave on January 20 to drive out Syrian Kurdish fighters that Ankara considers to be a security threat due to their links to outlawed rebels in Turkey.