Office of the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Public Affairs
/ Published September 15, 2019
Marine Corps Gen. Joe Dunford, chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, meets with Turkish Army Gen. Yaşar Güler, chief of the general staff of the Republic of Turkey, for a bilateral meeting during a break in sessions at the North Atlantic Treaty Organization Military Committee Conference in Ljubljana, Slovenia, Sept. 14, 2019.
Sept. 15, 2019
WASHINGTON--Joint Staff Spokesperson Col. Patrick S. Ryder provided the following readout: Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Joseph F. Dunford, Jr. met with Chief of the Turkish General Staff Gen. Yasar Guler yesterday in Slovenia.
The two leaders discussed updates to the security situation in Syria and the importance of U.S.-Turkish cooperation in the region. The U.S. and Turkey enjoy a strong and continuous military-to-military relationship as key members of the NATO alliance.
Gen. Dunford was in Ljubljana, Slovenia to participate in the NATO Military Committee in Chiefs of Defense Session, held Sep. 13-15.
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