TURKISH AMBASSADOR TO RETURN TO US SOON: DIPLOMAT
Agence France Presse
April 1 2010
ANKARA — Turkey’s ambassador to the United States is expected to
return soon to his post after a row over a US House panel vote branding
the World War I massacres of Armenians as genocide, a Turkish diplomat
"A decision has been made in principle for his return," the diplomat
told AFP on condition of anonymity.
Ambassador Namik Tan is expected to return to Washington before April
12 when Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan "will very probably"
go to the United States for a nuclear security summit, she said.
Ankara recalled the envoy on March 4 immediately after the House
of Representatives’ Foreign Affairs Committee adopted a resolution
branding the 1915-17 massacres of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire
Last week, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu told his US
counterpart Hillary Clinton in a phone conversation that stopping
the bill from advancing to a vote at the full House was of "critical"
importance for bilateral ties, officials said.
From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress