President Trump’s controversial Secretary of State Nominee Rex Tillerson has yet to be approved by the Senate. After participating the Senate hearing two weeks ago, Tillerson also responded to the questions from Senators via a written statement.
One of those questionnaire came from the Democrat Party Senator Ben Cardin who is also the ranking member of the Senate Committee on Foreign Relations.
The only question related to Turkey in the 51 page long list of 114 questions turned out to be about Trump’s National Security Adviser ”Mike Flynn’s lobbying ties with Ekim Alptekin who is known have close ties with Turkish President Erdogan and his failure to disclose this tie in his piece in the Hill published on the day of the elections.” Mr. Tillerson responded to this question with one sentence and he said he doesnt have any knowledge about Flynn’s business activities.
Few days later Trump won elections in November, it turned out that his NSA candidate Mike Flynn had a lobbying firm which has foreign clients, including Turkey tied company More info here:
Here is the full question and one sentence response.
Translated from WHattı by Tahsin Durmuş