US President Joe Biden and Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan agree to meet one-on-one during the NATO summit in June.
Turkey's engagement with the Afghan peace process can help Washington and Ankara turn the page on a difficult period and start afresh.
President Erdogan says Turkey and the US share more common interests than their "differences of opinion."
Besides Turkey-US relations, the top officials from both countries discussed issues pertaining to the east Mediterranean, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Upper Karabakh, Syria, Libya and the Covid-19 pandemic during the nearly hour-long conversation.
Former US envoy to Damascus, Robert Ford, says Ankara's cooperation in fight against Daesh will be easier if the new Joe Biden administration ends direct assistance for PKK/YPG terror group.
Yasar Guler and Joseph Dunford held the bilateral meeting on the sidelines of the NATO Military Committee Conference in Slovenia's Ljubljana.
Minister of Foreign Affairs Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview that President Donald Trump does not want to impose sanctions. He warned if the US administration takes such steps, Turkey will retaliate.
Current and former officials told The Wall Street Journal progress between US and Turkey on the Manbij deal is slow and therefore the military withdrawal is proceeding faster than the political track.
In the aftermath of Saturday's twin blasts, there is a growing perception among Turks that foreign powers have ignored Turkey's security concerns in the Middle East and emboldened anti-state terror groups.
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