Turkish presidential spokesman Ibrahim Kalin and US National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan discussed bilateral ties over the phone, an official statement said.

Turkey-US relations along with Eastern Mediterranean, Cyprus, Afghanistan, Upper Karabakh, Syria, Libya and the COVID-19 pandemic were also talked about.

Kalin and Sullivan agreed to strengthen the NATO alliance, and to take steps that boost regional and global peace and stability.

Both the countries are expected to adopt a constructive, sustainable, and strong relation model in the future.

A new US administration is in place following the oath-taking of President Joe Biden on Jan. 20.

*Writing by Ali Murat Alhas

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