Ankara Demands Guarantees From Washington Over Genocide Bill

Turkish Ambassador to the US Namik Tan

ANKARA (Combined Sources)—Turkey is demanding written guarantees from Washington that the Armenian Genocide resolution, approved by a key congressional committee in early march, will not be brought to a full floor vote in the House of Representatives.

“Ankara should have written guarantees that the resolution will not be put on the House floor. Only in this case Ambassador Tan will return to Washington,” Taraf daily quoted a government source speaking on condition of anonymity.

Turkey recalled its Ambassador to the US, Tamik Tan, minutes after the adoption of the Armenian Genocide resolution by the House Committee on Foreign Relations.

Meanwhile, Ambassador to Sweden Zergun Koruturk, who was recalled after the Swedish Riksdag passed a resolution recognizing the genocide of Armenians, Assyrians, Chaldeans and Pontiac Greeks, has already returned to Stockholm.


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  1. FrankM said:

    America does not need Turkey anymore
    The threat of Communism is gone
    The CIA has done all their calcualtions in this regard
    It does not take much to see all this

    What I am surprised to see all the energy behind the Turkish efforts
    What I say to the Turks is that ,take this like a man.
    Admit defeit ,give back half of Turkey to the Armenians the easy way otherwise things are going to get ugly.

    People say that those who have commited the Genocide are dead
    Thats not the way I see it.
    Those people sitting on Armenian owned property that dont have proof of sales saying they bought that property are quilty of the crime
    These people are the grandchildren of those who slaughtered us.

    We havent forgoten what you did
    You had our people in line to get their heads chopped
    I have said this many times
    If I say it 1,500,000 times more it still will not be enough

  2. MihranK said:

    The only guarantee Turkey can and will have is that the Genocide resolution will be passed sooner or later not only in the USA but in almost all countries, as you can never hide the truth.