Secretary Michael R. Pompeo’s Call with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson READOUT November 1, 2019 The following is attributable to Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus: Secretary of State Michael R. Pompeo spoke yesterday with Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu. Secretary Pompeo reaffirmed the U.S. commitment to our bilateral relationship and, in particular, they discussed the importance of the October 17 …

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Sanctioning the Government of Turkey in Response to the Ongoing Military Offensive in Northeast Syria

PRESS STATEMENT MICHAEL R. POMPEO, SECRETARY OF STATE OCTOBER 14, 2019 On Friday, the United States signaled its intent to take action in response to Turkey’s ongoing unilateral military offensive in northeast Syria. President Donald J. Trump has now signed an Executive Order to press Turkey to halt its military offensive against northeast Syria and …

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Secretary’s Remarks to the Media

Washington, DC November 20, 2018 SECRETARY POMPEO: ….And finally, I just left a meeting with Turkish Foreign Minister Cavusoglu today. I welcomed the positive momentum in our relationship following the release of Pastor Brunson and urged reopening additional channels to address issues of mutual concern. We are still greatly concerned about Turkey’s continued unjust detention …

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U.S.-Turkey Joint Statement

U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATE Office of the Spokesperson June 4, 2018 MEDIA NOTE U.S.-Turkey Joint Statement The Minister of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Turkey Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu and U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo met on June 4 in Washington, D.C.  They reaffirmed that Turkey and the United States remain committed to addressing their …

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LGBTI Pride Month

Press Statement Mike Pompeo Secretary of State Washington, DC – June 1, 2018 The United States joins people around the world in celebrating Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, and Intersex (LGBTI) Pride Month, and reaffirms its commitment to protecting and defending the human rights of all, including LGBTI persons. In many parts of the world, LGBTI …

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After the Deal: A New Iran Strategy

Secretary Pompeo (May 21): We’ll continue to work with allies to counter the regime’s destabilizing activities in the region, block their financing of terror, and address Iran’s proliferation of missiles and other advanced weapons systems that threaten peace and stability. We will also ensure Iran has no path to a nuclear weapon — not now, …

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