Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo traveled to Ankara, Turkey on October 17, 2018.
Welcome to #Turkey! @SecPompeo just arrived in Ankara to meet with senior Turkish officials to discuss a range of bilateral and regional issues. #SecPompeoinTurkey @StateDept pic.twitter.com/s5wjiz1dc8— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) 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.
.@SecPompeo met with President @RT_Erdogan in Ankara. Undersecretary David Hale and Special Representative for #Syria Engagement Ambassador James Jeffrey joined the meeting. #SecPompeoinTurkey #TürkAmerikanİlşkileri @StateDept pic.twitter.com/oJZoCVaCJk— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) October 17, 2018
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.
Dışişleri Bakanı Pompeo’nun Dışişleri Bakanı @MevlutCavusoglu ile yaptığı görüşmeye ilişkin bilgi notu: https://t.co/vazYPVeOHl— US Embassy Turkey (@USEmbassyTurkey) October 17, 2018
Readout of @SecPompeo's meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu: https://t.co/xfBuHavKta @StateDept pic.twitter.com/cYZ7Iy7zu2
For more information:
- Readout of Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan
- Readout of Secretary Pompeo's Meeting With Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu