Kerry calls Turkish FM for talks on terror, region
AP photoU.S. Secretary of State John Kerry and his Turkish counterpart, Foreign Minister Feridun Sinirlioğlu, have discussed bilateral and regional affairs during a telephone conversation.
The conversation took place upon Kerry’s request, the state-run Anadolu Agency reported late on Sept. 12, citing diplomatic sources. The two discussed bilateral relations, the fight against terrorism and regional developments, with the Syrian conflict being in first place, the same sources said, without elaborating.
Kerry, meanwhile, congratulated Sinirlioğlu over his new post. Sinirlioğlu was appointed foreign minister in late August as part of the interim government led by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, which will take the country to early elections scheduled for Nov. 1. Sinirlioğlu had served as the undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry since 2009 before the appointment.