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GENERAL JOSEPH DUNFORD, US CHAIRMAN OF THE JOINT CHIEFS OF STAFF, VISITED THE GRAND NATIONAL ASSEMBLY OF TURKEY


General Joseph DUNFORD, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited The Grand National Assembly of Turkey which was bombed during the July 15 FETO coup attempt.
General Joseph DUNFORD, US Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff visited The Grand National Assembly of Turkey which was bombed during the July 15 FETO coup attempt.   
H.E. Mr İsmail KAHRAMAN, Speaker of the Grand National Assembly of Turkey, met with General DUNFORD and Turkey’s Chief of General Staff Hulusi AKAR.
During the meeting, General DUNFORD offered his condolences to the Turkish Nation.  General DUNFORD also indicated  ‘’ Turkey and US have been allies for many years and this will continue.’’
General DUNFORD also mentioned that parliament staying open and deputies’ being at work during the bombing was a sign of great courage.  

During the meeting, General DUNFORD stated ‘’We are fighting against a common terrorist and combating terrorism together is very important; I believe, Turkish people will fight against international terrorism together with Americans.   I declare, USA is against every kind of terrorism,  and is also combating terrorism.’’ 

Before the meeting, General AKAR and General DUNFORD visited the Parliament Building and General DUNFORD were shown the bombed parts of the Parliament Building and obtained information from the officials.
US Ambassador John BASS also attended the meeting.  
 
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