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In phone call, Turkish, US presidential aides discuss ties, regional matters

Senior officials discuss bilateral ties, Afghanistan, Tunisia, island of Cyprus, forest fires

Zafer Fatih Beyaz   | 03.08.2021
In phone call, Turkish, US presidential aides discuss ties, regional matters

ANKARA

In a Tuesday phone conversation, Turkish presidential spokesperson Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan exchanged views on a variety of subjects.

The two officials spoke about bilateral relations and developments in Afghanistan, Tunisia, and the island of Cyprus as well as other regional matters, the Turkish Presidency said in a statement.

The officials also discussed steps to be taken to focus on the positive agenda between Turkey and the US and deepen cooperation.

The statement also said the two highlighted the importance of solidarity and collaboration against wildfires, which have become a global crisis plaguing many countries, in addition to the significance of international cooperation to ensure peace and stability in Afghanistan and prevent a humanitarian crisis.

Furthermore, they also agreed to encourage the re-establishment of the democratic, constitutional order in Tunisia.

During the call, Turkey stressed that the international community should see the realities on the island of Cyprus correctly as well as support a two-state solution representing a fair approach to the issue.

Ankara will continue to collaborate with the international community to contribute to regional peace and stability, Kalin also underlined.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas​​​​​​​

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