Top US Commander Visits Turkey After Failed Coup

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    Dunford in Turkey for talks with US troops and Turkish leaders

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    America’s top military officer met with U.S. troops at Incirlik Air Base Monday ahead of talks with top Turkish officials in an effort to ease the strained relations between the two strategic partners.

    Marine Gen. Joseph Dunford Jr., chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, arrived in Turkey after a stop in Iraq, where U.S. forces are playing a key support role in coalition efforts to reclaim territory from the Islamic State group.

    In Turkey, Dunford was to deliver a message of solidarity with Turkey in the wake of the attempted coup two weeks ago, said Navy Capt. Greg Hicks, Dunford’s spokesman.

    “He will deliver messages condemning in the strongest terms the recent coup attempt and reaffirming the importance of our enduring partnership for regional security as symbolized by coalition operations out of Incirlik in the counter-ISIL fight,” Hicks said, using an alternative name for the Islamic State group.

    The spokesman said that Dunford would also underline the importance of Turkey’s contributions to both the counter-Islamic State coalition and NATO alliances.

    http://www.stripes.com/news/dunford-in-turkey-for-talks-with-us-troops-and-turkish-leaders-1.421893
     
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    Yeah yeah,he ''supports'' Erdogan,whats new?
     
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