20 March 2018

Turkey is much safer than the US: Foreign minister

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Turkey’s foreign minister on Friday criticized a new U.S. travel warning on Turkey as “unnecessary.” reports citing Turkish media.

Speaking in Los Angeles during his visit to a cemetery for martyred Turkish diplomats, Mevlut Cavusoglu said that Turkey and the U.S. shouldn't waste time on “unnecessary” actions not suiting an ally such as the new State Department warning on Turkey.

“Turkey is much safer than the U.S.,” he added.

The U.S. State Department issued an advisory dated Jan. 12 urging U.S. citizens to reconsider travel to Turkey “due to terrorism” and what it called “arbitrary detentions.”

On Friday Turkey's Foreign Ministry also issued a travel advisory for citizens traveling to the U.S., warning them of rising acts of terrorism and arbitrary arrests of Turkish citizens.

2018.01.12 / 23:14
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