- Title: Turkey's Erdogan receives credentials from new U.S. ambassador
- Date: 28th August 2019
- Summary: ANKARA, TURKEY (AUGUST 28, 2019) (REUTERS) ERDOGAN AND SATTERFIELD POSING FOR CAMERAS CAMERAMAN FILMING ERDOGAN, SATTERFIELD AND U.S. EMBASSY OFFICIALS POSING FOR PHOTO ERDOGAN AND SATTERFIELD WALKING AWAY
- Embargoed: 11th September 2019 13:24
- Keywords: Turkey Tayyip Erdogan U.S. ambassador to Turkey David Satterfield
- Location: ANKARA, TURKEY
- City: ANKARA, TURKEY
- Country: Turkey
- Topics: Diplomacy/Foreign Policy,Government/Politics
- Reuters ID: LVA003AU4UWJR
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text: Newly appointed U.S. ambassador to Turkey, David Satterfield, presented his credentials to President Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (August 28), officially beginning his post in Ankara.
David Satterfield, a veteran diplomat with rich experience in the Middle East, has been the acting assistant secretary of state for Near Eastern Affairs since 2017. He has previously served as the deputy U.S. chief of mission in Iraq, ambassador to Lebanon, director for Near Eastern affairs on the National Security Council, as well as in Syria, Tunisia and Saudi Arabia.
Turkey and the United States have been at loggerheads over a host of issues, including differences over policy in Syria, the fate of detained U.S. consular staff in Turkey over terror links, and Turkey's purchase of Russian missile defence systems.
(Production: Mert Ozkan, Yusuf Gezer)
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