February 16, 2018 / 9:47 AM / 10 months ago

U.S., Turkey agrees to normalise relations, Turkish Foreign Minister says

Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu meets U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson in Ankara, Turkey, February 16, 2018. REUTERS/Cem Ozdel

ANKARA (Reuters) - Turkey and the United States have decided to “establish mechanisms” to normalise relations between them, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said on Friday, after weeks of escalating anti-American rhetoric from Ankara.

Speaking at a joint news conference with his U.S. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson, Cavusoglu said Turkey and the United States will hold another meeting by mid-March.

Tillerson met with President Tayyip Erdogan and had a “productive and open” talk on late Thursday, according to a U.S. State Department spokesman travelling with Tillerson.

Reporting by Ece Toksabay; Writing by Ezgi Erkoyun; Editing by David Dolan

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