Trump reiterates Turkey is US’s strategic partner, important NATO ally in call with Erdoğan

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US President Donald Trump told his Turkish counterpart, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, during a phone call on Tuesday that Turkey is a strategic partner of the United States and an important NATO ally.

According to a White House statement on Tuesday, the two leaders discussed the long-standing relationship between the two countries and their commitment to fight terrorism in all its forms.

“Trump reiterated US support to Turkey as a strategic partner and NATO ally, and welcomed Turkey’s contributions to the counter-ISIS [Islamic State in Iraq and the Levant] campaign,” the White House said.

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