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Turkey's Prime Minister has yet to decide on the U.S. visit

02 April 2010 [10:54] - TODAY.AZ
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday that he was still assessing whether or not he would pay a visit to the United States.
Erdogan told reporters that he would announce his decision probably tomorrow.

Erdogan said that he was discussing with his advisers whether or not to visit the U.S. (to attend the International Nuclear Security Summit in Washington D.C. on April 12 and 13).

"If I decide to go to the U.S., I will send back our ambassador (Turkish Ambassador in Washington Namik Tan) immediately," added Erdogan.

Turkish Foreign Ministry spokesman Burak Ozugergin also said that a date had not been set yet regarding the return of Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan to Washington.

When asked who would represent Turkey in Nuclear Security Summit in the U.S., Ozugergin said that whether Turkish Premier Recep Tayyip Erdogan would go to the U.S. or not for the summit was not clear yet.

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 on March 4. Following this development, Turkish ambassador Namik Tan was summoned to Turkey.

/World Bulletin/

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