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Ankara Shrugs off Criticism of Sudanese President’s Visit

Turkish officials dismissed statements Friday that a planned visit by Sudanese President Omar al-Bashir, wanted by the International Criminal Court (ICC) for war crimes in Darfur, will be a test of Ankara’s support for international justice and said Turkey was heeding the political implications, as well as the court ruling, in debates over Bashir’s future.

ANCA Welcomes Darfur Movement’s Call On Obama To Oppose Al-Bashir’s Visit To Turkey

The Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) voiced the Armenian American community’s strong support for a human rights statement, issued earlier Thursday by a coalition of anti-Darfur Genocide groups, calling upon the Obama-Biden Administration to protest the upcoming state visit to Turkey of Sudan’s President, indicted war-criminal Omar al-Bashir.