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Anadolu: US' Biden to visit Turkey later this month
10:32, 14 August 2016
Anadolu: US' Biden to visit Turkey later this month

Vice president to meet Erdogan, PM following July's failed coup attempt

10:32, 14 August 2016

gazprom.ru

Vice President Joe Biden will meet senior Turkish officials later this month in Turkey, the White House announced Saturday.

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“While in Ankara, the vice president will meet with President Erdogan and Prime Minister Yildirim to discuss the U.S.-Turkey relationship and a range of issues of importance to both nations,” it said in a statement.

Biden will also visit Riga, Latvia and Stockholm, Sweden on his Aug. 22-25 tour.

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His visit comes amid strained relations between the NATO allies following the July 15 failed coup bid in Turkey.

Ankara accuses U.S.-based cleric Fetullah Gulen of masterminding the plot, and is actively seeking his extradition.

Related: Turkey Coup Attempt: Gülen responds to Erdogan's accusations

Biden will be the most senior U.S. official to visit Turkey since the defeated putsch.

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