US to Tweet via Turkish account
WASHINGTONThe U.S. Department of State has announced the launch of a Turkish-language Twitter account, @ABDTurk, which will join the department’s 10 official feeds in Arabic, Chinese, English, Farsi, French, Hindi, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Urdu.
The Jan. 23 statement released by the State Department said these “media accounts serve as a conduit to inform and engage publics around the world on foreign policy issues.”“The addition of @ABDTurk to our digital diplomacy at U.S. Mission Turkey underscores the high priority that we place on our relationship with Turkey. We are always seeking to expand the ways in which we can inform and engage with the people of Turkey,” said U.S.
Ambassador to Turkey Francis J. Ricciardone, Jr. The new Twitter account represents another step in the U.S.’ commitment to building a strong partnership with the government and people of Turkey, said the statement. To kick-off @ABDTurk, Ricciardone will lead an hour long “Twitterview” on Jan. 31, at 4 p.m. Turkish time, on U.S.-Turkey relations.