Turkey and the United States: A first meeting to strengthen cooperation between the two countries
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Denys Bédarride
Monday 26 April 2021 Last update on Monday, April 26, 2021 At 10:32 AM

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and his US counterpart Joe Biden spoke by telephone on April 23 and discussed bilateral relations, the Turkish Presidency's Communication Directorate said.

Erdogan and Biden stressed the strategic nature of the bilateral relationship and the importance of working together to strengthen cooperation on issues of mutual concern, according to a management statement.

The Turkish President recalled that dealing with issues such as the presence of the terrorist organization of Fetullah Gulen (FETO) in the United States and Washington’s support for the PKK / YPG terrorist group in Syria is an essential element in advancing the relations between the two countries, the statement added.

The two leaders agreed to meet on the sidelines of the NATO leaders’ summit in June.

It was the first telephone interview between Erdogan and Biden since the US president took office in January.

According to diplomatic sources, at the end of the day on Friday, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu also had a telephone interview with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken to take stock of the issues raised by Erdogan and Biden. .

Source Anadolu Agency

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