Envoy urges Turkey to remain alert on Armenia bill at US house

The ambassador said it did not seem like the resolution would drop off the agenda quite easily in near future.

Envoy urges Turkey to remain alert on Armenia bill at US house

The Turkish ambassador in the U.S. capital said that U.S. House of Representatives' latest decision on not to debate a resolution on Armenian allegations regarding the incidents of 1915 did not mean that "everything was over".

The House of Representatives decided Wednesday not to debate and pass a resolution on Armenian allegations labelling the incidents of 1915 as "genocide".

Holding a press conference on the latest developments, Turkish Ambassador in Washington D.C. Namik Tan said, "The process regarding Resolution No.252 does not mean that everything is over for us. It is now time to act with greater determination and unity".

The ambassador said it did not seem like the resolution would drop off the agenda quite easily in near future. "We need to be prepared for that," he said.

Tan also said the resolution had caused a loss of time and energy.

Praising Turkish community's reaction to the issue, Tan said Turkish associations had worked closely to solve the matter.

Tan also said that the Turkish party would carry on with its activities and talks aiming at informing its addressees.

The ambassador said even the congressmen who criticized Turkey on several other issues did want to sacrifice relations with Turkey against some Armenian-Americans' marginal interests.

Tan also noted that he believed the U.S. administration had taken necessary actions to prevent the Armenian resolution.


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