Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım on Wednesday came together with senior Republican politician and Tennessee Senator Bob Corker in Washington.
The meeting lasted over an hour and was held at the hotel, where Yıldırım is staying during his U.S. visit.
Yıldırım and Corker, who also serves as the current chairman of the U.S. Senate's Committee on Foreign Relations, were accompanied by Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, Energy and Natural Resources Minister Berat Albayrak, Turkey's Ambassador to Washington Serdar Kılıç, Prime Ministry Advisor on Foreign Affairs Kerim Uras and Advisor Ihsan Durdu.
After the meeting, U.S. Senator Corker told Anadolu Agency that he was pleased to see the prime minister, adding that the meeting was constructive.
"We talked about a large range of issues, including some specific ones, between the two countries. There are a lot of issues we have to overcome," Corker said, adding that time was needed to solve these problems.
The Republican politician also praised Turkey's engagement regarding Syrian refugees, saying that a lot more is to be built on this issue as NATO partners.
Prime Minister Yıldırım arrived Tuesday in the U.S. where he will be until Nov. 11. He will be holding bilateral meetings in order to find a solution to a number of current issues and increase cooperation between the two countries.
In his first visit to the country as prime minister, Yıldırım will hold bilateral talks with Vice President Mike Pence to discuss issues like regional developments, the refugee issues, the recent visa crisis, and the fight against terrorism, with particular focus on FETÖ, Daesh and the PKK-affiliated Democratic Union Party (PYD).
Yıldırım will also get together with opinion leaders and representatives of the Muslim and Jewish communities in New York and Washington.
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