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President Trump's senior advisor visits Turkey

IANS  |  Washington 

The said on Sunday that a senior advisor of US visited on February 10 and 11 amid escalating tensions of the two NATO allies over Turkey's attack in Afrin,

Citing a statement, reported that H.R. McMaster, Trump's National Security Advisor, met with Ibrahim Kalin, and Spokesperson of Turkish in his visit to

During their meeting, Kalin and McMaster affirmed the bilateral strategic partnership and discussed the "priorities and concerns" and common strategic challenges of both countries, said the

It added that they addressed issues affecting bilateral relations in detail and explored ways to expand the joint fight against all forms of terrorism.

US will also visit next week in his trip and US is also due to meet his Turkish counterpart in

Relations between and have been highly strained, in part due to US support for the the People's Protection Units (YPG) in

sees the YPG as Syrian offshoot of the (PKK), which is designated as a terrorist group by Turkey, the US and the EU.



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First Published: Mon, February 12 2018. 07:00 IST