US taking up alleged US spying on EU embassies, says State Dept

Speaking at the daily press briefing, US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said the US was in touch bilaterally with any country that raises the alleged spying issue.

US taking up alleged US spying on EU embassies, says State Dept

US State Department Spokesperson Jen Psaki said the US was taking up the allegations of US spying on EU embassies including Turkey's Embassy in Washington on Monday.

Speaking at the daily press briefing, Psaki said the US was in touch bilaterally with any country that raises the alleged spying issue.

"I mentioned that the Secretary has been in touch with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. They speak quite frequently, as you know, about a range of issues – Egypt, Syria. I’m not aware of whether this has come up or not in any recent conversations; I would refer you to them. But certainly we take up this issue as it’s brought up, we enjoy important relationships on a range of issues, including sharing of information with a number of countries, and we’ll continue those conversations diplomatically," said Psaki .

When asked about the Taksim Gezi Park protests, Psaki said the US was following the latest developments in Turkey very closely.

"We’ve called on all parties, and I’ll call on them again, to ease tensions and resolve the situation through dialogue, and we urge all sides to exercise restraint and avoid violence," she added.

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