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CIA’s Pompeo’s first foreign visit to Turkey tomorrow

CIA Director Mike Pompeo will pay a visit to Turkey on Feb. 9 in what will be his first visit abroad under the new U.S. administration, Turkish press reported.

According to HDN’s Turkish presidential sources, the visit was decided during a 45-minute telephone conversation between U.S. President Donald Trump and President Recep Tayyip Erdoğanlate on Feb. 7.

Pompeo on Coup Night:

Before he was tapped for CIA, during the coup night on July 15th (early hours in Turkey), Pompeo’s tweet at Iranian FM and mentioning Turkish President attracted a lot of attention.

Pompeo, tweeting at Iranian FM Zarif by quoting Zarif’s earlier tweet congratulating Erdogan for overcoming coup attempt, called Erdogan’s Turkey “totalitarian Islamist dictatorships.”

 

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