Turkey, US meet after power grab attempt

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan (R) shakes hands with Chief of General Staff Hulusi Akarl at the Presidential Complex in Ankara on July 29, 2016Turkey’s military and political leaders were to meet on Monday in Ankara with the top US military commander in the first direct talks since last month’s failed coup. General Joseph Dunford, chairman of the US joint chiefs of staff, will meet with Turkish chief of staff General Hulusi Akar and Prime Minister Binali Yildirim in the Turkish capital. Tensions between the two NATO allies have been aggravated by the foiled July 15 putsch by rogue elements in the military who sought to bring down the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

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