Turkish foreign min complains about US statements in first call with Blinken

by Reuters
Monday, 15 February 2021 16:57 GMT

ANKARA, Feb 15 (Reuters) - Turkish foreign minister Mevlut Cavusoglu conveyed Ankara's unease over recent U.S. statements in his first phone call with his U.S. counterpart Antony Blinken since U.S. President Joe Biden's administration took office.

Earlier on Monday, Turkey summoned the U.S. ambassador to Ankara to convey "in the strongest terms" its reaction to a U.S. statement on the killing of 13 Turks captured by Kurdish militants. (Reporting by Tuvan Gumrukcu; Writing by Ece Toksabay; Editing by Hugh Lawson)

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