"US-Turkish Relations: Relations Gauge
Columnist Murat Yetkin comments on Turkish-US relations and Gen. James Jones� visit to Istanbul last weekend.
'Supreme Allied Commander in Europe US Gen. James Jones was in Istanbul last weekend. His visit wasn�t made known to the press. Every time Gen. Jones visits Turkey, he becomes the center of attention. But this time his visit was kept a secret.
Jones made a speech to the Turkish staff college graduation ceremony in Istanbul and also met with top Turkish military officials. Then he left the country without paying a visit to Ankara. In his speech at the ceremony, Jones talked about NATO and Turkey�s future role in the alliance. "
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