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Newsline: Turkish FM says US ambassador is ‘not a governor of Turkey’

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu has slammed the recent statement by the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, saying the U.S. ambassador in Turkey “is not a governor.” “Some statements, especially coming from our allies, make us sad at a time when we are fighting against terrorism,” Çavuşoğlu said on September 13 in his hometown Antalya, Hurriyet Daily reported. The U.S. Embassy on September 11 released a statement on its website expressing concern about a government decision to replace 24 mayors in Turkey’s east and southeast with trustees, calling for early local elections as soon as possible. “First of all, the method of such an interference cannot be accepted,” Çavuşoğlu said in response. The foreign minister also complained that “the Americans feel entitled to say anything.” “None of you are the bosses of Turkey … If you want to have a strong relationship with Turkey, you will consider Turkey as an equal partner,” Çavuşoğlu said. “It is not a second-class country.” “Your ambassadors are not governors in Turkey. They should do their jobs properly within the framework of the Vienna Conventions,” he added.



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