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    Heavy diplomatic traffic as Ankara anticipates Armenian bill vote

    Hürriyet Haber
    16 Ekim 2007 - 14:33Son Güncelleme : 16 Ekim 2007 - 15:34

    With the US House of Representatives expected soon to vote on the Armenian bill, President Abdullah Gul is meeting today in Ankara with authorities from the Foreign Ministry to firm up possible reactions from Turkey in the event that the US House passes the resolution

    With Assistant US Defense Secretary Eric Edelman and Assistant Secretary of State Dan Fried in Ankara for talks on the matter, the Turkish Foreign Ministry yesterday saw long meetings on the Armenian allegations, and possible Turkish reactions to US passage of the resolution. In the meantime, Turkish Ambassador to Washington, DC, Nabi Sensoy, is also in Ankara, having been called back to Turkey by the Foreign Ministry for meetings on the Armenian bill.
    President Gul will meet today at Cankaya with Foreign Minister Ali Babacan, Minister Undersecretary Ertugrul Apakan, and Ambassador Sensoy. The final strategy will reportedly be presented to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan for approval. A decision on when Ambassador Sensoy should return to the US capital will reportedly be made at the end of "administration evaluations" in Ankara.


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