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Secretary Blinken’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu
February 8, 2022

The below is attributable to Spokesperson Ned Price:

Secretary of State Antony J. Blinken spoke today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Secretary Blinken and Foreign Minister Cavusoglu discussed ways to further coordination and NATO unity regarding the threat of further Russian escalation and aggression against Ukraine. The Secretary emphasized our shared commitment to Ukraine’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and noted President Erdogan’s engagement in support of a diplomatic resolution. The leaders discussed Turkey-Armenia normalization and additional steps the United States could take to support these efforts. They also reviewed opportunities to maintain a robust U.S.-Turkey bilateral relationship.