US ambassador Wilson: "Our issues also concern Turkey"
Turkey's Cold War-era importance for the US continues today, US Ambassador to Ankara Ross Wilson told Milliyet daily. "There's instability in the Middle East and the Caucasus," he told the paper. "Moreover, there are a lot of questions about Iran. In this new era, Turkey is important not only for its geographical location, but also for what it is." Wilson added, "Today there are five or six vital issues for the US and all of them, except for North Korea, concern Turkey one way or another."