Turkish MP: Consideration of so-called, "Armenian genocide" by U.S. Congress is blow to Turkish-American relations
Turkish Parliamentary Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Murat Mercan went on a working visit to the United States to prevent the consideration of so-called, "Armenian genocide" by the U.S. Congress, CNN Turk reported.
Before his visit to Washington, he said that the discussion of the 1915 events in the U.S. Congress would damage Turkish-American relations.
U.S Congress's International Relations Commission Chairman Howard Berman proposed to submit the so-called 'Armenian genocide' for consideration March 4.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said that submission for consideration of the bill on the so-called, "Armenian genocide" March 4 by the U.S. Congress's Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Howard Berman is not accidental and planned by Armenia.
He said that for some reason, when Ankara announced the protocols' signing in August there was no pressure. According to him, someone is trying to convince Ankara of something it did not commit.
Davutoglu said that raising of the bill does not match the interests of either Turkey, the U.S. or Armenia.