Kerry: Turkish Comments Complicate Mideast Process
By: Suzan Fraser and Matthew Lee / Associated Press U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry said Friday that comments by the Turkish prime minister equating Zionism to a crime against humanity complicate the efforts to find peace in the Middle East. Speaking at a news conference in Ankara with Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu, Kerry stressed the “urgent need to promote a spirit of tolerance, and that includes all of the public statements made by all leaders.”
Background Briefing: En Route to Turkey
Below is the State Department transcript for the background briefing of Secretary Kerry’s trip to Turkey.