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NATO Europe Commander Arrives in Ankara for Meeting With Turkish General Staff

© AP Photo / Geert Vanden WijngaertU.S. Army General Curtis M. Scaparrotti
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The North Atlantic Treaty Organization’s (NATO) chief of European command arrived in Ankara for talks with the Turkish general staff over a month after the failed coup in the member state of the military alliance, national television reported Monday.

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MOSCOW (Sputnik) The delegation’s plane headed by Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR) and US European Command (EURCOM) chief US Gen. Curtis Scaparrotti landed at the capital’s Esenboga airport at noon local time (09:00 GMT), according to the Haberturk broadcaster.

Scaparrotti is expected to meet Chief of the Turkish General Staff Hulusi Akar, the outlet added.

Ankara has repeatedly criticized Western leaders for failing to display solidarity with Turkey through paying official visits to the country following the attempted July 15 government overthrow.

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