10/27, 4:44 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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US, Turkey talk Middle East, East Mediterranean

United States National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan and Chief Advisor to Turkish President Dr. Ibrahim Kalin talked earlier in the day about "a range of regional issues, including Afghanistan, the Middle East, the South Caucasus, and the East Mediterranean," National Security Council (NSC) Spokeswoman Emily Horne stated on Wednesday.

Horne added the two also discussed the "defense relationship" between Washington and Ankara and "agreed on the importance of continued dialogue to manage disagreements and maintain constructive bilateral ties."

The news comes after Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan ordered his country's Foreign Ministry to declare the the US ambassador to Ankara as persona non grata. Washington later agreed to comply with the Vienna Convention on Diplomatic Relations, which Erdogan welcomed.

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