Turkish, US military chiefs discuss Syria over phone

Turkish, US military chiefs discuss Syria over phone

Gen. Joseph Dunford, chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff, spoke with his Turkish counterpart Gen. Hulusi Akar over the phone early Saturday, according to the Pentagon.

"The two leaders continued their ongoing conversation regarding Syria, to include ensuring the lasting defeat of ISIS [Daesh],” said Pentagon spokesman Col. Patrick Ryder, Anadolu agency reported.

“The U.S. and Turkey enjoy a strong military-to-military relationship as key members of the NATO alliance,” he added.

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