Turkish FM calls Kerry, voices full solidarity against terrorism
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu pauses during the 49th Conference on Security Policy in Munich February 3, 2013. REUTERS Photo
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, who has been in Germany attending the Munich Security Conference, made a phone call to the newly sworn-in U.S. secretary of state, John Kerry, today in order to express full solidarity against terrorism with the United States.
During the telephone conversation in the aftermath of a suicide bomb attack on the U.S. Embassy in Ankara on Feb. 1, both Davutoğlu and Kerry mutually expressed their sadness over the situation, Anatolia news agency reported, citing anonymous sources.
Kerry reportedly thanked Turkish authorities for their cooperation.
During the conversation, which lasted over 30 minutes, Davutoğlu stressed the intensity of the two countries’ common agenda and the two agreed to meet as soon as possible in the U.S. or Turkey. They also discussed the situation in Iraq and Syria, Anatolia news agency reported.
Davutoğlu had the opportunity to discuss the embassy attack, bilateral relations and regional developments with U.S. Vice President Joe Biden when they both attended a dinner hosted by the minister-president of Bavaria, Horst Seehofer, on Feb. 2.