is deeply unhappy aboutan effort in the US Congress to pass a bill declaring the 1917 massacre ofArmenians by the Turks to be a case of genocide. Ankara has warned it could severmilitary ties if the law goes through. Turkey
A push in the United States Congress to pass a bill condemning the 1915Armenian massacre under the Ottoman Empire as a case of genocide is threateningto put yet another strain on ties between
Mehmet Dulger, who chairs the Foreign Relations Committee in the Turkishparliament as a member of the ruling AKP party, warned that
The base is of major strategic importance to the
For its part, the Bush administration is seeking to stop Congress frompushing through the resolution. In a March 7 letter, Secretary of StateCondoleezza Rice and Defense Secretary Robert Gates warned leading members ofCongress about the potential fallout the bill could have for US-Turkishrelations.
And recently, Rice cautioned that the
In February, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul and Yasar Buyukanit,chief of the general staff for the Turkish Armed Forces, began a politicaloffensive against
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