"Queen Beatrix visits Turkey as a good friend
by Hans Andringa*
HRH Queen Beatrix of the Netherlands (ANP photo Ruud Hoff)During her state visit to Turkey this week, Queen Beatrix will be facing several thorny issues. The question is, will the queen choose the path of least resistance, or will she seize the opportunity to make some potentially confronting statements as 'a good friend of the Turkish people'. Will she dwell, for example, on the need for democratic reforms, the observation of human rights or on the Armenian genocide?"
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