Turkey, US to work on Afghanistan, Caucasus

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and Secretary of State Antony Blinken met for a one-hour meeting in New York on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly meeting late Sept. 21.

“We’re so grateful to Turkey for its very strong partnership in Afghanistan and the work that we continue to do together there. Lots to talk about there on Afghanistan going forward, but also many other regional issues, from Syria to the Caucasus,” Blinken said at the beginning of the meeting.

“And Turkey and the United States stand together as strong partners and NATO Allies and look forward to covering a lot of ground in the time we have today,” he added.


After the meeting, on Twitter Çavuşoğlu said, “Discussed with my colleague Secretary Blinken the latest developments in Afghanistan, Syria and the Caucasus. Will continue our dialogue with the United States on regional issues and common areas of cooperation at all levels.”