Published On: Thu, Nov 16th, 2017

Turkey’s Foreign Minister: We have sent USA two diplomatic notes over Reza ZARRAB




Turkey’s Foreign Minister: We have sent USA two diplomatic notes over Reza ZARRAB

Regarding the diplomatic note sent by Turkey to USA, Foreign Minister CAVUSOGLU said a note had been sent earlier over gold trader businessman Reza ZARRAB and when there was no reply, Turkey had sent another note asking for information, and added “There were replies to our Embassy yesterday from both the (US) Ministry of Justice and the US Department of State mentioning he was at another place, safe and in good health and there were no problems”.



“When the information as to his lawyers could not reach him circulated, this was published in the newspapers as well. We asked for information on the same day with a written note: “This is our citizen and there are such reports. What is his situation?” There were no replies from USA for 3-4 days. As of yesterday, our friends sent a note again saying “We asked with a note on the following date, but you did not revert”. Yesterday, there were replies from the Ministry of Justice and the US Department of State to our Embassy. The reply was: “He is at another place, safe and in good health”.

Çavuşoğlu informed his Ministry informed the country where Turkish citizens were present in written, regarding consular affairs, legal process, or criminal matters and added “We are always look after the rights of our citizens”.

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