US congressional move will definitely help US favorability in Turkey (!)
FILE – In this Jan. 4, 2010 file photo, Turkey’s new Ambassador to Washington Namik Tan, right, and Turkey’s ambassador to Israel Ahmet Oguz Celikkol, left, are seen during a meeting in Ankara, Turkey. Turkey says it is recalling its ambassador to the U.S. for consultations following a resolution declaring the killing of Armenians by Ottoman Turks around the time of World War I genocide. The move came minutes after the U.S. congressional panel approved the resolution Thursday. A government statement said Ambassador Namik Tan was being recalled with immediate effect.(AP Photo / Burhan Ozbilici, File)
from Global Voices Online by Onnik Krikorian
from FP Passport by Joshua Keating
from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya
“Resolution vote sends the wrong message to Turkey
By Rep. Ed. Whitfield (R-KY), Rep. Kay Granger (R-TX) and Rep. Steve Cohen (D-TN) – 03/04/10 09:51 AM ET
A Turkish proverb says ?A wise man remembers his friends at all times; a fool, only when he has need of them.? This is a telling phrase from a nation with which the United States has a longstanding and strategic partnership. Our friendship with the Republic of Turkey dates back to World War II and since that time Turkish troops have stood shoulder to shoulder with American troops in defense of freedom and justice.