Envoy return discussed in Turkey-US phone talk

Ambassador Namik Tan was recalled to Ankara after the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution on the incidents of 1915 on March 4, 2010.

Envoy return discussed in Turkey-US phone talk

Spokesman for the United States Department of State, Philip Crowley, said Monday that during the phone conversation of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his U.S. counterpart Hillary Clinton "the issue of Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan and the possibility of his return back to Washington, D.C. were discussed".

Speaking at a daily press conference, Crowley said that Turkey would decide on when to send back Ambassador Tan to Washington, D.C.

Ambassador Namik Tan was recalled to Ankara after the Foreign Relations Committee of the U.S. House of Representatives adopted a resolution on the incidents of 1915 on March 4, 2010. The resolution supported Armenian allegations on the incidents of 1915.

Davutoglu and Clinton also discussed the issues of Minsk Group process and Upper Karabakh, Turkey-Armenia relations, Clinton's recent visit to Russia and the most recent developments in the Middle East.

Davutoglu and Clinton had a "warm and constructive" conversation. The two leaders underlined the importance of strategic partnership between

U.S. Deputy Secretary of State James Steinberg also said Monday they wanted to see Turkish Ambassador Namik Tan in Washington, D.C. again.

Speaking at a press conference in Washington, D.C. on Monday, Steinberg said that Tan was a highly respectable ambassador whom the United States waited impatiently to work with.

In reference to the phone conversation of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his U.S. counterpart Hillary Clinton on Monday, Steinberg said that, among the allies of the United States, the dialogue with Turkey was the most closest and warmest.

Davutoglu's phone conversation with Clinton facilitated an important opportunity for the continuation of close dialogue between Turkey and the U.S., Steinberg said.


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