Turkey's Erdogan meets US Ambassador in Ankara

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has received U.S. Ambassador in Ankara James Jeffrey.

Turkey's Erdogan meets US Ambassador in Ankara

Jeffrey told reporters after the one-hour meeting that they had exchanged views on some global and regional issues concerning both countries such as Iran, Iraq, energy safety and the Middle East peace process.

The ambassador "described Turkey and the United States as two powerful democratic and allied countries, and expressed his belief that he would work in cooperation" with the Turkish government during his tenure in Ankara.

Asked about a possible visit by U.S. Special Envoy for Middle East George Mitchell to Ankara, Jeffrey told reporters that the special envoy could visit the region once again, adding that he, but, did not have any clear information at the time being.

When asked about "concerns" that the Jewish lobby in the United States could not extend support to Turkey in case of debates at the Senate on Armenian resolution in April after the reaction of the Turkish prime minister during a panel discussion in Davos, Jeffrey said that although problems might emerge from time to time, Turkey and the United States had "always been working together."

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