John Kerry raised concerns with Turkey over alleged US support for envoy murder

John Kerry raised concerns with Turkey over alleged US support for envoy murder
# 20 December 2016 23:20 (UTC +04:00)

US Secretary of State John Kerry has raised his concerns with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu over the rhetoric that Washington was involved in the assassination of Russian Ambassador Andrey Karlov, State Department spokesperson John Kirby told reporters on Tuesday, APA reports quoting Sputnik.

Kirby noted that the allegations by Cavusoglu rest on the fact that the United States shelters exhiled Turkish cleric Fetullah Gulen. "It’s a ludicrous claim, absolutely false. There is no basis of truth in it whatsoever, and Secretary made this very clear in his discussions today with the Foreign Minister," Kirby added.

A diplomatic source told RIA Novosti earlier in the day that Cavusoglu told Kerry in a phone conversation Tuesday that the so-called Fethullah Gulen Terrorist Organization (FETO), accused by Ankara of organizing a failed coup, was responsible for the assassination of the Russian ambassador

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