Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

New US ambassador presents credentials to President Erdoğan

The United States' new ambassador to Turkey, Jeffrey Lane Flake, presented his credentials to President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Jan. 26.

Flake, a former Republican senator, arrived in Turkey on Jan. 7 , replacing David Satterfield, who will serve as the U.S. special envoy to the Horn of Africa.

Turkish, Israeli FMs talk over phone amid rapprochement steps

Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu on Jan. 20 spoke with his Israeli counterpart, Yair Lapid, over the phone, the Turkish Foreign Ministry has said.

The conversation comes amid recent rapprochement attempts between the two countries after years of strain mainly due to the Palestinian issue.

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