Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu, during TRT Live Coverage, made statements about the arrestment of Halkbank Deputy GM Mehmet Hakan Atilla in USA and approved Kurdish flag in Kirkuk.
Regarding arrestment of Halkbank Deputy GM Mehmet Hakan Atilla , Minister Cavusoglu stated that the issue is followed by Turkish General Consulate and Embassy, but there were difficulties to get information about the situation and his condition. Trial will be on 10th April and will be followed closely.
“We face difficulties for getting information”
He continued : “We follow closely. It looks like that arrestment was initiate upon the forma criminal charge prepared by Bharra who is close to FETO and relieved of duty recently prepared for arrestment.
“Subject to be discussed “
Minister Cavusoglu mentioned that difficulties to get information about arrestment of Halkbank Deputy GM Mehmet Hakan Atilla and status would also be discussed during the visit of US Department of State Minister Rex Tillerson to Turkey tomorrow : “This subject will be discussed. This is a legal process of one of our citizen. We will ask the situation and also share our concerns. We will of course question the detention for access”
STATEMENT ABOUT KURDISH FLAG
Regarding flying the flag of Kurdish Regional Government next to Iraq flag in Kirkuk, Minister Cavusoglu said that “We don’t support this step. We don’t evaluate it correct. It is not possible for us to support or accept such wrong steps “
“Different voices arise about Rakka “
Cavusoglu also stated his thoughts about Rakka :
“There are different voices arose about Rakka. Some officials from Obama period say something else, Trump’s officials state something else. To tell the truth, we see a different approach from Trump different than Obama and we expect for this. By means of military , we see that thoughts of groups from Obama period are all valid”
“Feto infiltrated to instituitions in USA
Feto infiltrated not only to Turkish organisations but also to many organisations in USA. Today who is attempting to protect them, also knew closely that they would attempt for a coup. The conflicts we face with Europe are also reflecting to our relations with USA. Sometimes we are said that “you speak very explicitly , diplomacy should have another language”. We know diplomacy very well and we are always very clear.
There is competition of Russia and USA in Syria
Competition of Russia and USA in Syria is clear. It is not something acceptable that countries mindle with terrorist organisations. When they call us dictator, it is normal but when we call them fascist, it is a problem.