September 6, 2023
WASHINGTON, D.C, — Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Dave Butler provided the following readout:
Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley spoke with Chief of the General Staff of the Turkish Armed Forces Gen. Metin Gürak today by phone.
The two leaders discussed several items of mutual strategic interest, including NATO, Syria, and the security environment in Eastern Europe.
Türkiye is a key NATO ally and the U.S. values its strategic bilateral relationship.
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