Thursday, October 11, 2007

Congressional bill sours US - Turkey relations

Although both the White House and State Department have already expressed their objections, the Foreign Affairs Committee of the House of Representatives has approved a bill on the 1915 mass killing of Armenians for debate and resolution. Turkey, an NATO ally of US, has also protested against the Congressional bill. Meanwhile, Turkey is seriously considering taking its own military actions into Iraq, whose president Jalal Talabani is of ethnic Kurdish origin, to fight its own Kurdish secessionists allegedly using the area as a base but US has voiced its public disagreement with the Turkish idea.

Debate on whether to " partition " Iraq or not

FM Mottaki : US 'in no position' to attack Iran

Congress-White House showdown on Iraq War


Blogger Monsterball said...

The Armenian Genocide (and I don't use the word lightly) is a blot on the history of Turkey, a country which I otherwise have a lot of respect for.

10:23 PM  
Blogger James Wong Wing-On said...

For those who study American political system and international relations, the central question is the continuing or even worsening institutional feuds between the NGO-like Legislature and Executive implementing a Global Grand Strategy on foreign and defense policies, and its impacts on international stability.

6:57 AM  

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