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    Rice: We Can Not Control Hollywood

    Hürriyet Haber
    07.02.2005 - 12:15 | Son Güncelleme: 07.02.2005 - 12:15

    As Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul asked from her to prevent anti-Turkish serials and films, U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said that; We are not strong enough to control Hollywood! Hurriyet had access to the minutes of the meeting between Rice and Gul which lasted 1.5 hours. In their meeting, Gul said that "To win the heart of the Turkish people, you should take serious steps about the serial and films which display a bad image of Turks and PKK, Cyprus and Kirkuk."

    Rice answered, telling him that; There can be misunderstanding between friends sometimes. This does not mean that that friendship has been damaged. PKK is a terror organization for us, like Al-Qaeda. We understand your complaints about the films.
    The Bush Administration is victimized by these. The majority of these are products of Holly wood. We can not influence it. If we had, we could have prevented the Fahrenneit 9/11 film of Michael Moore.

    WE MADE UP WITH EU, TURKEY IS TOUGH

    Washington Post daily commented on the Turkey visit of Rice, saying that; The differences over Iraq have been eliminated with Europe but our business with Turkey is tough. The Turkish public opinion is against the U.S. existence in Iraq and is angry that PKK has not been quelled yet.

    RICE PLEADS ABOUT IMAGE AND IRAN

    During their meeting, Rice asked from Gul to prevent the anti-American sentiments in Turkey and for Iran.

    She said to Gul that; Our studies show that anti-American feelings in Turkey are raising. We know that you and Prime Minister are very attractive in Turkey and are influential. You can play a big role in enlightening the public opinion. If you underline the points we agreed , during your statements. We are not intending to make a strategic questioning. Because we are already strategic allies.

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