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Ankara fumes over Turkey comments in Pompeo’s new book

Top Turkish top officials have lashed out at former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, accusing him of misinformation and hypocrisy in his memoirs.
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Ankara blasted former US Secretary of State Mike Pompeo’s remarks on Turkey in his new book released this week as “misinformation” and “hypocrisy,” accusing the hard-line politician of trying to woo voters as he vies for the 2024 Republican presidential nomination.

“What he says about Turkey is misinformation. I am being diplomatic. You could just call it plain lying,” said Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu Thursday. Turkey top diplomat came to loggerheads with Pompeo more than once when Pompeo was his counterpart from 2018 to 2021.

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