Turkey summoned U.S. ambassador after State Department statement on Kurdistan | TOP-NEWS
Turkey summoned U.S. ambassador after State Department statement on Kurdistan

Turkey summoned U.S. ambassador after State Department statement on Kurdistan

The U.S. Ambassador to Ankara David Satterfield was summoned to the Turkish Foreign Ministry amid the U.S. statement about the incident between the Turkish troops and the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) in Iraq, RIA Novosti reported.
Earlier, the State Department reacted to reports that 48 PKK members were killed. According to the Turkish Armed Forces, the bodies of 13 Turkish citizens were found in a cave in Gara district.
The U.S. deplored the deaths of Turkish citizens in Kurdistan. Washington stressed its support for Turkey as a NATO ally. The United States expressed its condolences to the families of those killed in the recent fighting.
The State Department said that if reports of Turkish civilian deaths at the hands of the PKK were confirmed, the United States would condemn those actions in the strongest possible terms.
As a result, the U.S. Ambassador received a “strong reaction” to the U.S. statement.

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