WASHINGTON, Dec. 10 (UPI) -- The Turkish ambassador to the United States quit three days after his prime minister visited U.S. President Obama in Washington, diplomatic officials said.
Nabi Sensoy, who has been Turkey's U.S. ambassador since January 2006, resigned Thursday, The Hill reported.
Why the diplomat stepped aside was unclear, a source familiar with the situation told the Washington publication.
The resignation came after Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan's visit with Obama.
During the past several years, Turkey spent millions of dollars on lobbyists and public relations firms, The Hill said, including $3.4 million in 2008.