Turkish FM to follow deputy in visiting Washington

Senior Turkish lawmaker Volkan Bozkir receives James Jeffrey, former US ambassador to Turkey 

Turkish FM to follow deputy in visiting Washington

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey’s foreign minister will visit Washington soon after a top U.S. diplomat visits Ankara on Friday, according to a senior Turkish lawmaker.

Volkan Bozkir, the head of parliament’s Foreign Affairs Committee, made the remarks when receiving James Jeffrey, a former U.S. ambassador to Turkey and now a distinguished fellow at the Washington Institute.

"I think that Turkish-U.S. relations will be better in the days to come," said Bozkir.

Bozkir said that members of the committee recently paid an official visit to the U.S. to hold talks with U.S. congressmen.

At the meeting, he said, they found the opportunity to tell the congressmen about Turkey's expectations for Turkish-U.S. relations.

Pointing to working group meetings between the two countries held on March 8-9 in Washington, Bozkir said that the two countries are taking important steps to solve issues that have divided them.

"I hope that the U.S. will meet our expectations in the days to come," said Bozkir, evidentially referring to Turkey's possible operation in Manbij, Syria, where U.S. forces have allied themselves with the terrorist YPG/PKK.


Güncelleme Tarihi: 29 Mart 2018, 14:28