The Turkish foreign Minister has promised to maintain contacts with the United States about the detention
– U.S. Secretary of state Rex Tillerson in a telephone conversation with Turkish foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu called on the Turkish government to present evidence in connection with allegations of detained staff members of the US diplomatic mission in Ankara, reported the press Secretary of the us Department of Heather Nauert.
“The Secretary of state Tillerson expressed to the Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey, its deep concern over the detention of Turkish citizens working in the U.S. mission in Turkey, and a few Americans,” she said.
According to Nauert, Tillerson “stressed the importance of transparency in relation to charges voiced by the Turkish government, and the need to ensure that it provided evidence to substantiate these charges.”
“U.S. Secretary of state Tillerson and Minister of foreign Affairs of Turkey çavuşoğlu agreed that the two sides will maintain close contact about the us concerns in connection with these detentions,” she said.
As reported, the U.S. Embassy in Ankara and the Turkish Embassy in Washington stopped a nonimmigrant visa services for citizens of the two countries.
Washington’s actions because the employee of the Consulate General of the United States in Istanbul Metin Topuz, Turkish citizen, was arrested on charges of having links with the Islamic preacher Fethullah gülen in the United States, and his organization.
According to Ankara, the preacher is responsible for the attempted military coup in Turkey last year. Washington ignored the demands of Turkey for his extradition.