UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrives in Turkey

UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan arrived in Ankara on Tuesday as the Turkish parliament debated whether to send troops to Lebanon as part of an expanded UN peacekeeping force. The government is strongly supporting the deployment, and is not expected to face any difficulty in endorsing the mission, despite strong public opposition. Annan was scheduled to meet with Turkish leaders Wednesday to discuss Lebanon, as well as Iran's controversial nuclear program and stalled efforts to reunify the Mediterranean island of Cyprus.