A seasoned diplomat, David Satterfield is taking the charge at a time when Washington-Ankara ties are no longer in harmony and conflicts in the Middle East have turned increasingly vicious.
John Bass, who served as the American ambassador to Turkey from 2014 to 2017 presided over some of the most turbulent times in US-Turkey relations. Here's a look at some of the major issues in the allies' relations during his tenure.
The visit comes just days after the US Ambassador John Bass' comments on Daesh which some officials in Ankara saw as a veiled threat.
Turkish Justice Minister Abdulhamit Gul said the employee submitted his request for legal counsel on Wednesday and will meet with his lawyer on Friday.
Turkish President Erdogan has criticised the US' ambassador for igniting the ongoing visa suspension between the two countries.
US Ambassador John Bass also refuted allegations that consular staff wanted by Turkish authorities on terrorism charges were hiding in consular missions in Turkey.
Turkish journalist Hilal Kaplan says US ambassador Bass cancelled her invitation because of a headline story on the newspaper she works for.
US Ambassador to the UN Nikki Haley is on a two-day visit to Turkey to discuss the Syrian refugee crisis.
US Defense Chief Ash Carter admits the PYD and its armed wing the YPG have links to the PKK terrorist group.
Washington's ambassador to Turkey says that US has not been arming YPG, militant wing of PYD, which Turkey considers Syrian extension of terrorist group PKK and US regards as its ally in fight against DAESH
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