"US seeks Turkey’s hand to change status quo in Mideast
Saturday, June 25, 2005
Washington is devoted and determined to change the status quo in the Middle East region, said a U.S. deputy assistant secretary of state yesterday at an international conference in Istanbul.J. Scott Carpenter, deputy assistant secretary of state in charge of the Middle East Partnership Initiative -- the brainchild of U.S. Vice President Dick Cheney's daughter, Liz -- spoke at the �Democracy and Security in the Broader Middle East� conference organized by Turkish think tank Arı Movement."
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