Beckett curtails her visit, leaves Turkey

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Margaret Beckett left Turkey for Britain on Tuesday. Why she curtailed her visit Turkey has remained secret.

Beckett curtails her visit, leaves Turkey

BritishSecretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs Margaret Beckett left Turkey for Britain on Tuesday. Why shecurtailed her visit Turkeyhas remained secret.

British Secretary of State for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs MargaretBeckett  left Turkeyfor Britainon Tuesday.

Earlier today, Beckett held talks with Turkish Foreign Minister & DeputyPrime Minister Abdullah Gul and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara.

Beckett was scheduled to visit Istanbultomorrow but her program was cancelled today. "I had hoped that thesituation involving our missing sailors and Royal Marines would have beenpeacefully resolved by now.

" I have decided with regret to curtail my visit here so that Ican report tomorrow to parliament on the latest position," Beckett saidafter her meeting with Erdogan.

Iranian forces seized 15 British servicemen last week in the mouth of thewaterway that separates Iranand Iraq,triggering a diplomatic crisis.

The servicemen were searching a merchant vessel in Iraqi waters on a UnitedNations approved mission when Iranian gunboats encircled and captured them.

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