Kerry speaks with Turkish FM Davutoglu about protests

June 5, 2013 07:29

US Secretary of State John Kerry, who said on Monday he was concerned by reports of excessive police force against protesters in Turkey, spoke with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu en route to an Organization of American States meeting in Guatemala, a State Department official said on Tuesday.

"The foreign minister provided the secretary the government of Turkey's perspective on the recent protests in Turkish cities. The secretary welcomed the update on efforts to calm the situation," the official said.

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