Senior US Official To Visit Turkey


Press Tv
July 16 2008

Stephen Hadley, a senior security advisor to US president George
W. Bush, is expected to visit Turkey, Turkish media have announced.

Hadley’s visit comes a week after a gun attack on the US Consulate
in Istanbul, which left six people dead.

Washington condemned the attack and vowed to continue joint efforts
with Turkey in finding those responsible for the incident.

Nobody has claimed responsibility for the attack so far. However,
signs and initial evidence suggest the attack was carried by al-Qaeda,
possibly with the help of a local group.

During his one-day visit, scheduled for Thursday June 16, Hadley is
to meet and confer with Turkish President Abdullah Gul as well as
Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, Hurriyet reported.

Among the issues to be addressed during the American diplomat’s visit
with Turkish authorities are ‘the struggle with terrorism’, energy
security, the latest situation of US presence in Iraq, the Iranian
nuclear issue as well as the relations between Ankara and Yerevan.

Armenian President Serzh Sargsyan had earlier invited Abdullah Gul
to watch a football game between the two country’s national teams on
September 6, to mark a new phase in bilateral relations. Ankara is
still evaluating the invitation.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

Emil Lazarian

“I should like to see any power of the world destroy this race, this small tribe of unimportant people, whose wars have all been fought and lost, whose structures have crumbled, literature is unread, music is unheard, and prayers are no more answered. Go ahead, destroy Armenia . See if you can do it. Send them into the desert without bread or water. Burn their homes and churches. Then see if they will not laugh, sing and pray again. For when two of them meet anywhere in the world, see if they will not create a New Armenia.” - WS