Secretary Pompeo Travels to Turkey

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U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018.
U.S. Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo meets with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018.

Secretary Pompeo Travels to Turkey

Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018.

In Ankara, the Secretary met with President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to discuss a range of bilateral issues of importance including Syria. The Secretary welcomed the decision to release Pastor Andrew Brunson and to discuss other issues of bilateral importance. The Secretary also discussed the Jamal Khashoggi case and reiterated the United States' offer to assist Turkey in its investigation.

Secretary Pompeo also discussed these issues in his meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu. During this meeting two leaders also discussed a range of issues of bilateral importance including Syria, Iran,  counterterrorism, and the continued wrongful detention of Dr. Serkan Golge and other U.S. citizens as well as locally employed staff from U.S. Mission Turkey.

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