U.S. hopes Turkey will not act after genocide vote
This is good news. Lets hope it will pass the next stages. It is important that we see history in a clear and honest light.
WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The Bush administration on Wednesday urged Turkey not to take any "concrete" action after a U.S. congressional committee angered Ankara by passing a resolution calling 1915 massacres of Armenians genocide.
The House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee approved the resolution and it will now go to the House floor for passage, a move NATO ally Turkey says will damage ties with Washington.
U.S. Under Secretary of State Nicholas Burns said the administration was "deeply disappointed" by the vote but hoped Turkey, "one of our most valued and important allies worldwide," would not retaliate.
"We hope very much that the disappointment can be limited to statements and not extend to anything concrete that would interfere with the very good way that we have been working with the Turks for many years," he told reporters....