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20:39, 23 August 2017 Wednesday
Update: 06:04, 20 March 2017 Monday

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Turkey's Cavusoglu, US' Tillerson speak on telephone
Turkey's Cavusoglu, US' Tillerson speak on telephone

The US secretary of state is set to visit Turkey later this month and meet the president and prime minister

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu spoke with his U.S. counterpart Rex Tillerson on the phone ahead of the latter's visit to Turkey later this month, a diplomatic source said.

The top diplomats discussed preparations for the Foreign Ministerial Meeting of the Global Coalition to counter Daesh set for this Wednesday as well as details of Tillerson's March 30 visit to Turkey, said a Turkish diplomatic official who asked not to be named due to restrictions on speaking to the media.

Cavusoglu and Tillerson also agreed to talk about recent developments in war-torn Syria when they meet.

Earlier this week, Cavusoglu confirmed that Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is planning to meet his U.S. counterpart Donald Trump after the April 16 constitutional referendum in Turkey.

Next month Turkish voters will be asked to approve or veto an 18-article reform bill which would change Turkey’s current parliamentary system to a presidential one, among other changes.



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