Turkish Officials to Meet Obama, McCain Advisors

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan has sent two foreign policy officials to the United States to meet with the advisors of both U.S. presidential candidates, Barack Obama and John McCain, Hurriyet daily reported on Tuesday.

Ahmet Davutoglu, chief foreign policy advisor to Erdogan and Suat Kiniklioglu, deputy chairman of the Foreign Affairs Committee of the Turkish parliament will convey to both campaigns, Turkey’s stance on a number of crucial issues, including PKK terrorism, the Armenian Genocide, Cyprus and other regional problems.

The officials are also expected to reiterate Turkey’s desire to continue cooperation against the PKK, and reaffirm Turkey’s respect for the territorial integrity of Iraq.

Davutoglu and Kinikoglu will also seek U.S. support for Turkey’s proposed "Caucasus Stability and Cooperation Platform".

Turkey would also urge the two presidential candidates to maintain US complicity toward Turkey’s denial of the Armenia Genocide.

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