The US Secretary of Defense will visit Turkey

Wednesday, 19 October, 2016 - 15:45

The US Secretary of Defense Ashton Carter told about an urgent visit to Turkey. Carter is planning to meet with the military leadership of the country to discuss Ankara's actions in Iraq.

The representative of The US Secretary of Defense informed: «He (Carter) is scheduled to meet with Turkish leaders to discuss a range of security challenges in the region including the latest developments in Iraq and Syria».

Meanwhile, despite the progress made over the weekend an agreement with Washington, before the visit of Carter President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan managed to consult with the Russian president on the phone. Putin congratulated Turkey on successes in Mosul and expressed confidence in the supporting Ankara's effort to establish peace in Syria. The leaders agreed to step up efforts to end the conflict in Aleppo and to deliver humanitarian aids in the northern part of the city.