Turkish Foreign Ministry summons US ambassador

Turkey’s foreign ministry said it has summoned US ambassador to Ankara, David Satterfield, over two resolutions passed by the US House of Representatives.

Iran Press/Asia: The Turkish ministry said in a statement early Wednesday that it rejects the nonbinding House resolution to recognize the century-old mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide.

The bill passed 405-11, Associated Press reported.

In another statement, the ministry said it condemned a bipartisan bill to sanction senior Turkish officials and its army for Turkey’s incursion into northeastern Syria, which passed 403-16.

Both bills, which were passed Tuesday, are a sign of further deterioration in Turkish-American relations, which have been strained over multiple issues, especially US support for Syrian Kurdish fighters, whom Ankara regards as 'terrorists'. 101/211/216

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