Turkish ambassador to US resigns after Erdogan-Obama meeting

Turkey's ambassador to the U.S. Nabi Sensoy has resigned in Washington, Turkish media reported.

Turkish ambassador to US resigns after Erdogan-Obama meeting

World Bulletin / News Desk

Turkey's ambassador to the U.S. Nabi Sensoy has resigned on Wednesday in Washington, Turkish media reported.

Sensoy's move came a day after the meeting between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and U.S. President Barack Obama, reports said.

He requested to return Ankara, capital of the Turkey, Burak Ozugergin, a spokesman of the Turkish Ministry of Foreign Affairs said.

On Tuesday the Turkish government approved Sensoy's request to be transferred back to Ankara.

"Sensoy's tenure in Washington D.C. was to end in the first half of 2010 due to age limit. Sensoy's request to return to Ankara was approved and a new appointment will be made by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs to Washington D.C. in the next several days," Ozugergin said.


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