Biden discusses terrorism in call with Turkish PM
US Vice President Joe Biden spoke over the telephone with Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim on the issues of terrorism and reunification of Cyprus, the White House said in a press release on Wednesday.
Earlier on Wednesday, a car bomb hit a police station in the city of Midyat in the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin. The attack took place after an explosion in Istanbul on Tuesday killed 11 people.
"The Vice President spoke to Prime Minister of Turkey Binali Yildirim today to express condolences for the terrorist attacks in Istanbul and Midyat," the release stated.
During the call, the officials also agreed to continue counterterrorism cooperation and reaffirmed support for an agreement to reunify Cyprus, according to the release.