On Thursday, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made claims according to which the U.S. Ambassador to Ankara John Bass is the person who should be held responsible for the latest who visa suspension crisis.
Online Sabah reports that the Turkish leader said, “It is unacceptable for the United States to sacrifice a strategic partner to an ambassador who doesn’t know his place,” while on Hurriyet’s page one can read more of what Erdogan said: “Let me be very clear, the person who caused this is the ambassador here. It is unacceptable that the U.S. has sacrificed a strategic partner like Turkey to a presumptuous ambassador.” “It’s a shame if an ambassador in Ankara is governing the United States,” he added.
Turkey’s president went on to stress that his country and the government will not change their stance, thus fully supporting the mutual visa suspension services with the U.S. if the Secretary of State and the (American) President defended the envoy’s move…/IBNA