Senior Turkish and U.S. officials discussed bilateral ties and regional issues in a phone call on Jan. 19.
Turkey’s Presidential Spokesperson Ibrahim Kalın spoke to outgoing U.S. National Security Adviser Robert C. O’Brien over the phone and discussed Turkey-U.S. relations and regional issues, according to a statement.
The duo emphasized the strategic importance of bilateral relations and expressed satisfaction over establishing a useful channel of communication at a time when Turkey-U.S. relations encountered various challenges, it added.
The importance of mutual respect and interests for continuity in Ankara and Washington’s relations was emphasized during the meeting, the statement further said.
Hurriyet Daily News