US secretary of state in Turkey for talks

Kerry will visit Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and hold talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

US secretary of state in Turkey for talks

World Bulletin / News Desk

US Secretary of State John Kerry on Friday arrived in Turkey, as part of his trip following his appointment as secretary of state. Kerry was greeted by Turkey's Ambassador in Washington Namik Tan and USA's Ambassador in Ankara Francis Ricciardone, in Ankara

Kerry will visit Turkish President Abdullah Gul and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and hold talks with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

The US State Department earlier said that Kerry will meet with Turkish officials to discuss the US's strategic priorities -from ending the crisis in Syria to promoting regional stability, peace, and security- as well as to explore areas to deepen US-Turkey bilateral cooperation, including counter-terrorism cooperation.

Alongside the Syria issue, a broad agenda will be on the table. Bilateral commercial, economic and political cooperation as well as the latest developments in Afghanistan, Balkans and Cyprus will be discussed.

Kerry, who had visited England, Germany, France and Italy prior to Turkey, will head to Egypt, Saudi Arabia, UAE and Qatar respectively after completing his talks in Turkey.

Last Mod: 01 Mart 2013, 17:27
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