US-Turkey ties to improve in 6 months: Ex-US ambassador

WASHINGTON 

Though Turkish-US ties are not "very close" at the moment, six months from now they should improve, according to a former US ambassador to Ankara.

The two countries will maintain extensive ties, James Jeffrey told Anadolu Agency, explaining: "Right now the relationship is not very close ... I would say, let's look at this relationship in six months, I'm sure it's going to be better."

Jeffrey, who served as ambassador to Turkey in 2008-2010 and...