US Ambassador Bass: We are watching electoral campaign with interest

ANKARA: During the meeting with diplomatic correspondents, US Ambassador to Ankara John Bass said that he and his country are watching with interest the electoral campaigns of Turkish politicians ahead of parliament elections, which is scheduled to hold on June 7, 2015.

US Ambassador Bass came together with the members of Diplomacy Correspondents Association in Ankara on Monday. Along with many issues, during the meeting Bass mentioned about ongoing electoral campaign in Turkey saying that they are watching the electoral campaign as they do watch electoral campaigns and elections in all of NATO ally member states.

“We watch the campaign because the quality of Turkish democracy matters very much to us and to our allies. In our alliance in the Euro Atlantic Community we are all countries and societies where governments serve to people, not the other way around. We believe that dialogue between governments and their citizens needs to be strong, vibrant and free,” Bass said.

Underlining the many people are curious about who US supports in the election, Ambassador remarked that his country is supporting Turkish people. “We are supporting everyone in this society who wants to ensure that this election is free, fair, competitive and all the voters in this election have the opportunity to the polls,” Bass especially underscored.

SOURCE: CIHAN