Turkish delegation heads to US to talk Iraq, Israel and bilateral ties
A delegation headed by Ambassador Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu (C) is set to pay a visit to the United States. Hürriyet PhotoTurkish and U.S. officials are set to meet in Washington D.C. in the coming days to continue consultations on regional issues, at a time when the Middle East is going through turmoil from Israel-Palestine to Iraq.
The visit also comes at a time when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has increased his criticism of the U.S. administration over its alleged tolerance of Israeli operations in Gaza.
“A delegation headed by Ambassador Feridun H. Sinirlioğlu, the undersecretary of the Foreign Ministry of the Republic of Turkey, will pay a working visit to the United States on July 21-13, 2014 to discuss current bilateral, regional and global issues,” the ministry said in a written statement on July 20.
“As part of the visit, the delegation is scheduled to meet with senior counterparts from various agencies, notably the United States Department of State and the National Security Council,” the statement said.
Sinirlioğlu’s visit marks his second trip to Washington D.C. since early June, after he went there to discuss developments in Iraq on June 8-10.