"Turkey brushes aside differences with Canada in evacuation effort
The New Anatolian / Ankara
28 July 2006
Turkey is winning praise and thanks from Canadians for its humanitarian efforts to save its people escaping from war-torn Lebanon, notwithstanding tense relations between the two countries since April.
Leaving aside tensions stemming from the Canadian government's decision to recognize the Armenian genocide claims and Ottawa's moral support for Israel in the current Lebanese fighting, a view strongly opposed by Ankara, Turkish authorities and even citizens rushed to help the evacuation of Canadians from Lebanon and to provide them with all kinds of assistance before they left for their homeland."
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