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Top US commander visits Turkey

Top US commander visits Turkey

The U.S. embassy in Turkey says U.S. Gen. David Petraeus, who oversees American war efforts in Afghanistan and Iraq, is meeting Turkish officials in Ankara.
Petraeus, the head of U.S. Central Command, arrived in Ankara on Tuesday, the deadline for U.S. combat troops to withdraw from Iraqi cities.
An embassy official confirmed his arrival. She spoke on condition of anonymity in line with embassy policy.
Turkey has said it could possibly agree to the use of Turkish soil for the withdrawal of U.S. troops from neighboring Iraq. Turkey, a NATO member, is also a key U.S. ally in Afghanistan.


Updated : 2021-03-08 15:33 GMT+08:00