Main opposition CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu meets Jewish groups in Washington
WASHINGTON - Hürriyet
Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu (L) attends a reception at the Rayburn Building in Congress. AP photoMain opposition Republican People's Party (CHP) leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met with representatives of leading Jewish organizations during his time in Washington, including groups such as the American Jewish Committee and the Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs.
Kılıçdaroğlu attended an event on Dec. 2, at which he discussed the current state of bilateral ties between Turkey and Israel, stating that the crisis between the countries "needed to be overcome" and that both countries carried a responsibility to contribute to regional peace.
He was also frequently asked about Hamas, which the Turkish government is known to have relations with.
Alan Makovksy from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee, was also in attendance during the event.
Meanwhile, Kılıçdaroğlu also met with figures from the Fethullah Gülen Movement over breakfast during his time in the city. However, no details were released of the meeting.
The CHP leader has been conducting a series of meetings in Washington since Nov. 30, including a recent appearance at the Washington-based Brookings Institution.