"We were not asked, in any way, to increase the number of (Turkish) soldiers in Afghanistan, during the talks with Cheney on Monday," Erdogan, in a visit to Bosnia, told journalists.
The request was not made "during the meeting of the two delegations nor during the one-on-one talks," he said.
Cheney met Erdogan, President Abdullah Gul, and chief of general staff, General Yasar Buyukanit Monday in Ankara on the last leg of a nine-day overseas tour.
Turkish authorities remained split over the issue.
Last week, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ali Babacan said Ankara would soon decide whether to send more troops to Afghanistan, a day after Buyukanit opposed the idea, saying that his forces were already busy fighting outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party militants.
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