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WikiLeaks: US Ambassador Deconstructs Erdogan in Leaked Cable

A report sent to the State Department by U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Eric Edelman, and carrying the subject line “turkish p.m. Erdogan goes to washington: how strong a leader in the face of strong challenges?” attempted to sum up Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s character before his scheduled visit to Washington. The “confidential” report, leaked by WikiLeaks just yesterday, was dated Jan. 20, 2004 and was scheduled to be declassified on Jan. 7, 2014.

WikiLeaks Reveals Turkish Blackmail on Genocide, Protocols, Karabakh

The public disclosure on Sunday by WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables included many of special interest to Armenian Americans, most notably a “smoking gun” revelation that Turkey has aggressively used the Turkey-Armenia protocols, particularly the prospect of its ratification, to pressure American leaders against U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide and in favor of a pro-Azerbaijani settlement of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict. Read more about the story here.

WikiLeaks Reveals Turkey’s Efforts to Derail Genocide Bill, Force Pro-Azeri Settlement on Karabakh

The public disclosure on Sunday by WikiLeaks of tens of thousands of U.S. diplomatic cables included many of special interest to Armenian Americans, most notably a “smoking gun” revelation that Turkey has aggressively used the Turkey-Armenia protocols, particularly the prospect of its ratification, to pressure American leaders against U.S. recognition of the Armenian Genocide and in favor of a pro-Azerbaijani settlement of the Nagorno-Karabagh conflict, reported the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

WikiLeaks: Ankara Has Achieved Little of ‘Practical and Final’ Value, Says US Ambassador

In a report to the State Department, leaked by Wikileaks, U.S. Ambassador to Turkey James Jeffrey noted that “But this Turkey is trying to ‘post-modernize’ itself. One major area of AKP effort has been to resolve problems with Turkey’s immediate ‘near abroad.’” However, the Ambassador explains, “While this new approach is to be applauded, there is a fly in its ointment. Little of true practical and final accomplishment has been achieved.”

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