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U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson will visit Turkey next week after accompanying President Donald Trump to the G20 summit in Germany's Hamburg.
The U.S. State Department announced Wednesday that Tillerson will meet with Ukrainian President Petro Poroshenko and young reformers from government and civil society on July 9 in Kiev and "reaffirm America's commitment to Ukraine's sovereignty and territorial integrity" before traveling to Turkey's Istanbul to meet with senior Turkish officials on July 9 and 10 .
Tillerson previously visited Turkey on March 30, where he hold meetings with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Prime Minister Binali Yildirim, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu and other Turkish officials.
According to a written statement published by the Presidency, Erdogan and Tillerson discussed the extradition of U.S.-based Gulenist Terror Group (FETO) leader Fetullah Gulen, whose group is behind the failed July 15 coup attempt, and the prevention of the network's activities in the U.S.
2017.07.06 / 15:24