TUSIAD TO HOLD TALKS WITH US CONGRESSMEN
A team of top officials from the Turkish Industrialists and
Businessmen’s Association (TUSÄ°AD) is due to have talks with
prominent US Congressman and Administration authorities as part of
Turkey’s efforts to prevent the passage of congressional resolutions
calling for recognition of World War I-era killings of Armenians in
the Ottoman Empire as genocide, the Turkish Daily News reports. The
team includes TUSÄ°AD Chairwoman Arzuhan Dogan YalcÄ±ndag, Deputy
Chairman Ferit Å~^ahenk and Deputy Chairwoman Umit Boyner.
The TUSÄ°AD delegation will meet with Democratic lawmaker Robert
Wexler, Cairman of the House Foreign Relations Subcommittee on Europe
and co-chairman of the Turkey Caucus in the US Congress.
Also planned are talks with State Department officials and a senior
official with the International Monetary Fund and meetings at the
Brookings Institution and the Council on Foreign Relations.
"Turkey is involved in an overall effort to stop the resolutions,
and the TUS Ä°AD visit is aimed at contributing to that effort,"
said the TUSÄ°AD official.