U.S Department of State
Office of the Spokesperson
October 17, 2018
The below is attributable to Spokesperson Heather Nauert:
Secretary Michael R. Pompeo met today with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu in Ankara. The two discussed a range of issues of bilateral importance including Syria, Iran, and counterterrorism. The Secretary welcomed the decision to return Pastor Andrew Brunson and reiterated the United States’ willingness to assist Turkey in its investigation of the Jamal Khashoggi case. The Secretary also discussed with Foreign Minister Cavusoglu the continued wrongful detention of Dr. Serkan Golge and other U.S. citizens as well as locally employed staff from U.S. Mission Turkey.