ALI BABACAN: RESOLUTION BY U.S. CONGRESS COULD HARM HIS COUNTRY'S EFFORTS

PanARMENIAN.Net
18.03.2009 22:57 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Turkey's foreign minister Ali Babacan says a
resolution by the U.S. Congress calling killings by Ottoman Turks
genocide could harm his country's efforts to improve ties with Armenia.

The Turkish official says that Turkey and Armenia are already
discussing the 1915 killings and "steps that could be taken by other
countries on the issue would not bring any good but harm this process,"
International Herald Tribune reports.

Babacan says "we hope parliamentarians, parliaments become aware of
this process and act responsibly."

The resolution introduced Tuesday could undermine efforts by President
Barack Obama to win help on key foreign policy goals from NATO ally
Turkey. Obama will visit Turkey early April.

It was unclear whether the resolution has sufficient support to pass
in the House of Representatives.