Jeff Flake’s Ankara Embassy candidacy was accepted in the oral voting held at the Senate General Assembly today.
Flake, who was approved by the Senate, is expected to take over from the US Ambassador to Ankara, David Satterfield, in the near future.
US President Biden nominated Flake as the US Ambassador to Ankara in July 2021, and the Senate Foreign Relations Committee approved Flake’s nomination on October 20, paving the way for the final vote in the Senate General Assembly.
Who is Flake?
Despite being a Republican, Flake, who supported Democrat Biden in the 2020 presidential election, served as the Arizona state senator in the US Senate in 2013-2019, and was a member of the House of Representatives from 2001-2013.
Flake retired from the Senate in 2019, citing former President Donald Trump’s administration and the policies of the Republican Party.
“With this appointment, the Biden administration reaffirms the best tradition of American foreign policy and diplomacy: “The belief that partisan politics should remain a domestic matter and not interfere with relations with other countries. American foreign policy can and should be nonpartisan. That is my belief and also my commitment.” had used the words.
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