WASHINGTON - US Vice President Joe Biden and Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Erdogan agreed late Thursday on boosting security and supporting democracy in the Middle East region.
A White House statement said that, in a phone call, Biden and Erodogan discussed regional issues, including political developments in Iraq as a follow up to their converstation when Biden visited Turkey in December.
During his visit, Biden urged Turkey to take a tougher stance on Iran and pledged to support the fight against Kurdish separatist groups.
The top officials agreed to remain in regular contact on matters of mutual interest. (KUNA)