Davutoglu to Discuss Leaked Documents with Clinton

WASHINGTON (AFP)—Turkish  Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu entered long-scheduled talks Monday with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton, saying they would discuss the thousands of recently leaked U.S. diplomatic cables, many of which originated in Ankara.

Davutoglu said he would discuss “various agenda items” at the State Department, “including the leaked documents” posted online by the whistleblower website WikiLeaks and a select group of media outlets.

Key regional U.S. ally Turkey is in the spotlight in the wake of the latest WikiLeaks documents dump, when several sensitive cables from the U.S. Embassy in Ankara were posted.

One cable dated November 2009 said Washington was “wondering if it could any longer count on Turkey to help contain Iran’s profound challenge to regional peace.”

Davutoglu, with Clinton at his side, said Turkey maintains a “strategic partnership” with Washington—comments echoed by the top U.S. diplomat before the pair entered private talks.

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