U.S. Embassy in Ankara: Turkey is a key ally to the U.S., NATO and EU


US Embassy denies claims by Washington Post on Sec. of State Kerry saying Turkey’s NATO membership would be in jeopardy

The U.S. Embassy in Ankara denied claims by the Washington Post on Secretary of State Kerry’s remarks, saying Turkey’s NATO membership would be in jeopardy as a result of the detentions on pro-coup suspects following the July 15 failed coup attempt.

A senior official in the Embassy in Ankara denied the Washington Post report which claims. ”Kerry warns Turkey’s NATO membership could be in jeopardy.”

Speaking to Daily Sabah, a senior U.S. official said, “Secretary Kerry didn’t say anything at all about NATO membership being in jeopardy. There is nothing in his actual statement that indicates the U.S. believes Turkey is in a danger in this sense.”

He continued by saying that Turkey is a key ally to the U.S., NATO and EU and that they have no issues with Turkey’s NATO membership.

Source: dailysabah.com

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