Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesperson Hami Aksoy says FETO members have infiltrated US missions in the country, after Washington criticised a court ruling of Turkish US consulate employee over terror-related charges.
Metin Topuz was sentenced to eight years and nine months in prison on charges of helping the Fetullah Terrorist Organisation (FETO), the group behind a 2016 coup attempt in Turkey.
The trial of Metin Topuz, a translator and fixer for the US Drug Enforcement Agency at the US consulate in Istanbul, opened in the city on Tuesday. Topuz is accused of a role in a 2013 "judicial coup" against the government.
Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim's first visit to Washington hopes to heal strained relations that peaked after both countries suspended bilateral visa services.
Defense Secretary Jim Mattis says US will stay aligned with Turkey in the fight against Daesh in Iraq and Syria.
Turkish journalist Hilal Kaplan says US ambassador Bass cancelled her invitation because of a headline story on the newspaper she works for.
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