Turkish, U.S. officials to meet in Washington amid dispute: CNN Turk

A pedestrian passes the Embassy of Turkey in Washington, U.S., August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

ANKARA (Reuters) – A delegation of Turkish officials will head to Washington in two days to discuss an ongoing row between the NATO allies, broadcaster CNN Turk, citing diplomatic sources, said on Tuesday.

A pedestrian passes the Embassy of Turkey in Washington, U.S., August 6, 2018. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Ankara and Washington have reached pre-agreements on certain issues, CNN Turk said, without elaborating.

Relations between the two countries have steadily worsened, strained by differences on Syria policy and over the trial of U.S. pastor Andrew Brunson on terrorism charges, prompting Turkey’s lira currency to plunge to a record low on Monday.

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