Qa-26, 25 May 2017, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Hüseyin Müftüoğlu, In Response To A Question Regarding The Resolution Voted In The Foreign Affairs Committee Of The House Of Representatives Of The Usa

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 25.05.2017
The Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives today (May 25th) hastily voted and passed a one-sided resolution which distorts the facts. We reject the said resolution.

The incident that took place in front of the Turkish Ambassador’s Residence during the visit of President Erdoğanto Washington D.C., was caused as a result of the refusal of US authorities to take necessary security measures, despite repeated official warnings.

There is no answer to the question why the US authorities did not take tight security measures in front of the Ambassador’s Residence as they did in other stages of the visit.

Likewise, no explanation has so far been provided for theincident that took place afterwards in front of the Chancery, caused by extreme and aggressive actions of the US security authorities and was officially protested by our Ministry.

Further advancement of this resolution in the legislative process with a view to changing the basis will not help the settlement of the matter. We would like to keep our hope that the developments regarding this matter, which we will be following closely, will not overshadow the visit which we consider was productive.







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