Qa-53, 5 October 2017, Statement Of The Spokesperson Of The Ministry Of Foreign Affairs, Ambassador Hüseyin Müftüoğlu, In Response To A Question Regarding A Statement Of The Us Embassy In Ankara

Republic Of Turkey Ministry Of Foreign Affairs 05.10.2017

The US Embassy in Ankara issued a statement regarding the arrest of a Turkish citizen. In the statement the said Turkish citizen is called a “local employee” of the US Consulate General in Istanbul.

The above mentioned person was detained on September 25 and subsequently arrested based on terror related charges. He is neither a staff of the US Consulate nor does he have any diplomatic or consular immunity.

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