Turkey Summons US Envoy Over Spying Report

Top diplomat in Ankar demands explanation
Turkey Summons US Envoy Over Spying Report

Image Credits: National Security Agency via Wikimedia Commons

by Press TV | September 1, 2014


Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has summoned the US envoy to the country over a recent report of widespread spying by the US National Security Agency (NSA) on the Middle Eastern country.

The US charge d’affaires, who’s currently Washington’s top diplomat in Ankara, has been ordered to provide an explanation over the report.

“The US charge d’affaires has been summoned to the foreign ministry to demand an explanation,” Deputy Prime Minister Bulent Arinc told reporters in Ankara in televised comments.

On Sunday, the German magazine Der Spiegel said the NSA and Britain’s spying agency known as the Government Communications Headquarters (GCHQ) have been snooping on Turkey.

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