ERDOGAN: TURKEY NOT READY TO RETURN ENVOY TO WASHINGTON
Arminfo. Turkey said on Tuesday that Ankara is not ready to send its
ambassador back to Washington after a U.S. Congress panel branded
the killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks as genocide, the Turkish
Hurriyet Daily News reported.
"As long as the situation does not get any clearer, we will not send
back our ambassador to Washington," Turkish Prime Minister Recep
Tayyip Erdogan told journalists in Riyadh.
"America should not let go of a strategic ally like Turkey over
such an issue," he added, describing the U.S. House Foreign Affairs
Committee’s decision as "a comedy stunt."
To recall, an infuriated Turkey recalled its ambassador, Namik Tan,
on Thursday, shortly after the panel narrowly approved the nonbinding
resolution, which now opens the door for a vote at the full House
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress