Turkey Urges US to Use ‘Common Sense’ on Genocide Issue

ANKARA (Turkish Daily News)–"Turkey follows with regret the efforts of the Armenian lobbies (seeking to win votes) to exploit political developmen’s in the United States," Turkish Foreign Affairs spokesman Namik Tan told a weekly news conference in Ankara on Wednesday. Asked to comment on a bill on Armenian genocide, to be discussed in Congress and on the recent statemen’s of the Armenian leaders, Tan said, "we have observed that there were expectations of the Armenian circles about adoption of so-called Armenian genocide after the elections held in the United States in November." Tan said relations between Turkey and the United States were "multi dimensional" and "strategic", and indicated that the relations included comprehensive topics. "The United States has been pursuing a commonsensical approach so far. We believe that U.S. administration will maintain the relations with the same understanding. Relations between Turkey and the United States have importance beyond this small expectations," he added.

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