Baku. 20 July. REPORT.AZ/ U.S. Defense Secretary Ashton Carter on Tuesday called his Turkish counterpart, Fikri Işık, to voice support for the democratically elected government in Ankara following a recent failed coup attempt, Report informs referring to the Anadolu Agency.
The call comes four days after the coup attempt by a fraction of officers in the Turkish Armed Forces linked to U.S-based
“For his part, Minister Işık expressed his appreciation for the call and assured the secretary that Turkey remains a determined and committed partner and ally in the fight against ISIL and terrorism of all kinds."
Işık told Carter that his plans to attend a counter-Daesh defense ministerial meeting Wednesday in Washington DC.
The two defense chiefs also discussed the situation at the Incirlik Air Base where U.S. aircraft are launching airstrikes against Daesh.