Turkey's FM refutes claims over detention of his officers

Turkey's Foreign Minister refuses to be drawn into discussing the illegal wiretapping of a high-level security meeting as he votes in the country's local elections.

Turkey's FM refutes claims over detention of his officers

World Bulletin/News Desk

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu has refuted claims saying that his protection officers were detained over the leaked recording of a high-level security meeting as he voted in the central province of Konya on Sunday. 

Davutoglu added that "no one except the ministry spokesperson is authorized to issue a statement or speculate on the matter."

However, he did ask the public not to put their trust in the allegations, which he said aim to manipulate and protect sources, until an official press release. 

A conversation at a high level security meeting between the foreign minister, Turkey’s intelligence agency chief Hakan Fidan and Deputy Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler was illegally recorded and posted on YouTube March 27.

Last Mod: 30 Mart 2014, 16:28
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