ISTANBUL, Sept. 4 (Xinhua) -- U.S. Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) Director David Petraeus ended his one-day visit to Turkey's Istanbul late Monday after discussing the Syrian crisis, Turkey's local newspaper Today's Zaman reported Tuesday.
Petraeus' visit was kept secret for security reasons. No information is available whether the two sides talked about the no- fly zone inside Syria.
During the unannounced visit, Petraeus was expected to meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and National Intelligence Organization chief Hakan Fidan to discuss the situation in Syria and the fight against rebel Kurdish Workers' Party (PKK).
However, an official from Turkish Prime Ministry, who spoke on condition of anonymity, said that there was no meeting with Petraeus on the prime minister's agenda.
Likewise, a senior Turkish official from the Foreign Ministry, also speaking on condition of anonymity, said that a meeting between the foreign minister and the CIA head was not on Davutoglu 's agenda, but added that this does not mean that such a meeting would not happen.
The CIA chief left the Turkish city to return to the United States in a private jet accompanied by a U.S. Air Force plane, according to the report.
The CIA and Turkish intelligence organization are cooperating closely to collect intelligence on the situation in Syria. Turkey is also working with the CIA to monitor developments in neighboring Iran and Iraq.