Turkish foreign minister can go to U.S. instead of prime minister

Turkish foreign minister can go to U.S. instead of prime minister

Foreign Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu can go to the U.S. instead of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend a summit on nuclear safety, CNN Turk website reported.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan canceled his official visit to Sweden after the country's parliament last week approved a resolution on the so-called "Armenian genocide". The Turkish press reported that Prime Minister may also cancel his visit to Washington scheduled for April 12 due to approval of resolution on "genocide" by the U.S. House of Representatives committee on foreign affairs on March 4. 

To protest against this, Turkey recalled its ambassadors from Washington and Stockholm.
After the approval of the resolution in committee of the Congress, Erdogan said that his visit to the United States remains under question, and did not exclude that an official representative of the Turkish government would go the summit.
CNN Turk reported that Turkey at the summit may be represented by the Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu.

Referring to sources in the U.S., the website reports that Turkey has not said "yes or no" to Obama's invitation to attend the summit.

It is expected that concurrently with the Summit on Nuclear Safety, a Turkish-American meeting will be conducted in April in Washington.

United States, in its turn, is concerned about the delay in Turkish ambassador Namik Tan's return to Washington.
For ambassador's return, Ankara demands from Washington actions similar to actions taken by the Swedish government after the recognition of "genocide" in parliament.

It is supposed that Namik Tan will return to the U.S. after Obama's speech on April 24 - the date that the Armenian lobby considers "day of genocide", Turkish website reported.

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