Turkey recalls ambassador for consultations over genocide bill

October 11, 2007 20:29

Turkey on Thursday asked its ambassador in Washington to return to Turkey for consultations over a US congressional panel's decision to approve a bill labeling the World War I-era killings of Armenians as genocide, an official said. Foreign Ministry spokesman Levent Bilman said ambassador Nabi Sensoy would stay in Turkey a week or 10 days for discussions regarding the vote, which came despite warnings by Turkish officials and US President George W. Bush's administration that the bill could harm US-Turkish relations.

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