"A suggestion to Turkey for 'genocide' bill: Do nothing! Monday, October 29, 2007
As an American exchange student in Turkey, I am more than keenly aware of the effect that U.S. policies have on U.S.-Turkish relations and on the way in which Americans are perceived here. Obviously the topic on everybody's minds recently has been the U.S House of Representatives Foreign Affairs Committee's passage of a non-binding resolution recognizing the events of 1915 as genocide.I suppose I echo U.S. Ambassador Ross Wilson's words when I say that I can understand why the Turkish public is dismayed and angry with the resolution. Passing such a measure is not the way in which friends and allies treat each other, revealing a certain lack of understanding on the part of U.S. politicians who supported the measure on how truly important Turkey is for U.S. interests abroad. Most notably, as has been repeatedly quoted in U.S. articles and news reports, a large proportion of U.S. supplies to U.S. service members in Iraq flows through Turkey, specifically through the Incirlik airbase. "
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