Trump and Erdogan discuss regional developments

US President Donald Trump spoke on Friday with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss regional developments and the strategic partnership between the United States and Turkey.

According to the White House, the two leaders expressed support for continued efforts to increase cooperation between their two countries, to advance shared interests as NATO allies, and to work through issues that affect the bilateral relationship.

Later in the afternoon, Deputy Secretary of State John Sullivan met with Umit Yalcin, the Turkish Under Secretary of Foreign Affairs, at the Department of State. The State Department issued no statement after the meeting.

According to diplomatic sources, the meeting is considered a precursor of a visit by Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu to the United States, for talks with Mike Pompeo as soon as the latter is confirmed by the Senate as the new Secretary of State.

Source: Cyprus News Agency