Washington dismisses Erdoğan’s ‘cacophony’ complaint
Washington has dismissed Turkish President Recep Tayyip ErdoÄanâs remarks suggesting there is a âcacophonyâ of different views among the United States authorities.
U.S. State Department spokeswoman Jen Psaki said she did not agree with ErdoÄanâs complaint, suggesting that the differences in responses could be âdue to the differences in questions.â
After a reporter at the State Departmentâs daily press briefing on Nov. 3 asked, âDo you think you give different messages to the world?â Psaki replied, âI donât think so.â
âI would say that, obviously, the questions that come to the Pentagon are often very military-operational. The questions that come here are often more about our relationship. And often, the White House gets questions about politics. So sometimes it reflects the questions that are being asked,â she said.
Speaking to reporters on Oct. 31, ErdoÄan had complained about âdisharmonyâ between the remarks of different authorities in Washington, while repeating his criticism of the U.S. over the airdropping of weapons to Kurdish forces in Syria.
âThe spokespersons of each unit in the U.S. sound different to each other on these issues. The White House spokesperson says something, the Pentagon spokesperson says something else, the State Department spokesperson says another thing, and the National Security Council spokesperson says something different from them all,â he had said.
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