Turkish Ministry Of Foreign Affairs Slams US Ambassador In Ankara

TURKISH MINISTRY OF FOREIGN AFFAIRS SLAMS US AMBASSADOR IN ANKARA

/PanARMENIAN.Net/
08.02.2010 17:43 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Burak Ozugergin, spokesman of the Turkish Ministry
of Foreign Affairs (MFA) said Saturday the U.S. Ambassador in Ankara,
James Jeffrey, should have refrained from comments on Turkish domestic
politics. The MFA spokesperson’s remarks came after an interview that
Jeffrey gave to a Turkish newspaper recently.

Answering a question, the MFA spokesman said that Ambassador Jeffrey
uttered certain remarks targeting Turkey’s internal policies concerning
Kurdish issue and EU bid while giving an interview to a Turkish
newspaper recently.

Based on diplomatic conventions, ambassadors should not make comments
regarding internal politics of the countries in which they serve,
the MFA spokesman stressed.

Ambassador Jeffrey should approach this matter with greater
sensitivity. Mr. Jeffrey should have refrained from making comments
and remarks on Turkey’s internal political life, the MFA spokesman
underlined, Anatolian news agency reported.

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