Kerry to Visit Turkey on August 24

ISTANBUL (Reuters) -
U.S, Secretary of State John Kerry gestures as he steps off his plane after arriving for meetings, and the Oslo Forum, Wednesday, June 15, 2016, in Oslo. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)
U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry. (AP Photo/Evan Vucci, Pool)

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey on Aug. 24, more than a month after a failed military coup shook the NATO member state, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said in an interview with broadcaster TGRT Haber on Friday.

The attempted putsch, which President Tayyip Erdogan blames on U.S.-based Turkish cleric Fethullah Gulen, has strained Ankara’s relations with Washington. Erdogan has called for the extradition of Gulen, who denies involvement in the plot.