Erdogan: Turkey Not Ready To Return Envoy To Washington


2010-03-10 12:34:00

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
of Representatives.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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“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