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US Sec'y of state Clinton telephones FM Davutoglu

US Sec'y of state Clinton telephones FM Davutoglu

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton yesterday telephoned her Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu to discuss both bilateral relations and recent developments in Iraq. The main topic of the discussion was the Armenian "genocide" resolution which was recently passed by the US House of Representatives Foreign Relations Committee. Davutoglu told Clinton why the Turkish public was disappointed by the vote. Davutoglu said that he expected the resolution not to reach the House floor for the sake of Turkish-Armenian and Armenian-Azeri peace efforts as well as Turkish-US relations. For her part, Clinton said that the Obama administration opposed the resolution reaching the House floor. She also underlined that they expect Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan to attend an international nuclear safety summit in Washington next month.

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