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Turkish FM Davutoglu: Messages from U.S. are getting more positive

02 April 2010 [09:45] - TODAY.AZ
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Thursday that the recent messages from the U.S. were eliminating the concerns and meeting the expectations of Turkey.
On March 4, the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Foreign Affairs adopted a resolution on Armenian allegations related to the incidents of 1915 in a voting of 23-22. Following this development, Turkish Ambassador in Washington Namik Tan was summoned to Turkey.

Davutoglu told reporters that they had not set a date yet regarding the return of Tan to U.S.

Noting that he conveyed Turkey's views, expectations and concerns to U.S. State Secretary Hillary Clinton on the phone, Davutoglu said that Clinton, in return, expressed the importance they attached to Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan's participation in International Nuclear Security Summit which would be held in Washington D.C. on April 12 and 13.

Clinton told me that the U.S. was aware of the strategic dimension of the relations between Turkey and the U.S., added Davutoglu.

Earlier in the day, Erdogan said that he was still assessing whether or not he would pay a visit to the United States. Noting that he would announce his decision probably tomorrow, Erdogan said, "if I decide to go to the U.S., I will send back our ambassador Tan immediately."


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