(Cihan) - Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said that his recent criticisms on lack of concrete steps for counterterrorism directed against the US administration.
Last week, PM Erdogan said that the counterterrorism coordination between the US and Turkey fell short of Turkey's expectations. Several reports appeared in Turkish press claimed that Erdogan aimed retired general Edip Baser, who was appointed as Turkey's special envoy for counterterrorism.
Erdogan later clarified his statements and said that his statements targeted the US administration, not Gen. Baser, reports Trend.
No concrete steps have been taken toward the ending of terrorist organization in northern Iraq or killing off of the financial resources of the outlawed Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), Erdogan had told reporters last Wednesday.
Turkish premier remarked that they did not think of abolishing the post. Our general (Baser) is still performing his duty as special envoy, Erdogan added.
Erdogan also underlined that Turkey expected more concrete steps on fighting against the PKK from the US administration.