Turkey summons US’ charge d’affaires over Twitter “liking”

ANKARA, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry Sunday summoned US’ charge d’affaires in Ankara over embassy’s “liking” a Twitter message by a FETO fugitive, attacking Turkey’s Nationalist Movement Party (MHP), according to the state-run news agency, Anadolu. The Foreign Ministry spokesman Hami Aksoy said that U.S. Charg?(copyright) d’Affaires Jeffrey M. Hovenier was asked for a clear explanation after the U.S. Embassy in Ankara “liked” a Twitter message by “Ergun Babahan, a Fetullah’s terrorist organization member who fled Turkey following the July 15 coup attempt in 2016.” Turkey summoned Hovenier since U.S. Ambassador David Satterfield was outside the country, Aksoy said.

Hovenier told Deputy Foreign Minister Sedat Onal that it was by mistake, and the U.S. embassy fixed it later, Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said.

“After we gave the necessary reactions, we told them to fix it more clearly,” Cavusoglu told reporters at the ruling Justice and Development (AK) Party’s 29th Consultation and Assessment camp in Kizilcahamam, Ankara.

Source: Kuwait News Agency