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Kerry fills in NATO allies gathering in Turkey on Putin meeting

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Turkey, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. (Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via AP)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Turkey, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. (Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives to speak at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Turkey, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. (Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via AP)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrives to speak at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Turkey, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. (Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

  • U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Turkey, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. (Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via AP)

    U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry speaks at the NATO foreign ministers meeting in Antalya, Turkey, Wednesday, May 13, 2015. A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. (Joshua Roberts/Pool Photo via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A day after lengthy talks with Russian President Vladimir Putin, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry was filling in allies during a gathering of NATO foreign ministers in the southern Turkish town of Antalya. Turkey.

The ministers have gathered here to plot strategy amid the continued crisis in Ukraine and instability throughout the Middle East, including in neighboring Syria and Iraq. Kerry was also meeting with Ukrainian Foreign Minister Pavlo Klimkin and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Kerry spent all day Tuesday in the Russian city of Sochi where he and Putin sought to ease tensions created largely by disagreements over the situation in Ukraine.