"Ankara seeks to bring spring thaw to US ties
Thursday, March 31, 2005
Turkish officials will flock to Washington in the coming months for talks while the government nears grantinig permission for the US to use Incirlik as a logistics hub
ANKARA - Turkish Daily News
Top Turkish officials will travel to the United States in the coming months as the government tries to ease the tension caused over Iraq and U.S. discontent with rising anti-Americanism in Turkey.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is expected to head to the United States in May to attend his daughter's graduation ceremony at the University of California at Berkeley. He hopes to meet with President George W. Bush during his stay but such plans have not yet been confirmed. Erdogan will also pay his first visit to Israel in May in a move expected to have positive repercussions for Turkish-U.S. ties."
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