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US-Turkey partnership not reflected in their relations - Erdogan




(MENAFN - Trend News Agency ) Baku, Azerbaijan, Oct. 19

By Rufiz Hafizoglu – Trend:

The declared principles of partnership between the US and Turkey, in fact, are not reflected in their relations, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said, the country's media reported Oct. 19.

Commenting on the recent crisis in relations between the US and Turkey, Erdogan said that the lack of progress in resolving this crisis is a serious problem.

Earlier, the Turkish Foreign Ministry rejected conditions put forward by the US delegation, which arrived in Turkey Oct. 17 to resolve the crisis in relations between Washington and Ankara.

One of the conditions was to present evidence that the previously arrested employee of the US Consulate General in Istanbul had links with the movement of Fethullah Gulen, who is accused of being involved in the 2016 military coup attempt in Turkey.

Another condition was that Turkey had to provide the US with full information about the progress of the investigation.

The US suspended issuance of visas to Turkish citizens due to the arrest of an employee of the US Consulate General in Istanbul. Turkey also suspended the issuance of visas to US citizens.

Turkish authorities, commenting on the arrest of the Consulate General's employee, noted that he had links with the movement of Fethullah Gulen.

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