US, Turkish army chiefs discuss Syria in phone call

US, Turkish army chiefs discuss Syria in phone call

WASHINGTON – Anadolu Agency
US, Turkish army chiefs discuss Syria in phone call

U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff Chairman General Joseph Dunford spoke with his Turkish counterpart Hulusi Akar over the phone on April 27, according to the Pentagon. 

"The two leaders discussed the current security environment in Syria and the Middle East in addition to other mutual items of interest," Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder said in a press statement. 

"They additionally discussed ways to strengthen cooperation to address security concerns facing our nations," he said. 

Ryder also emphasized that Dunford and Akar had met multiple times as part of maintaining regular communications between NATO allies. 

The Turkish General Staff said Akar and Dunford discussed regional security issues and exchanged views on mutual cooperation, according to a statement. 

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