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Backers Delay Genocide Vote

Turkish tensions scares off support

(Newser) - The four primary sponsors of the House resolution to label the 1915 killings of Armenians in Turkey as genocide have withdrawn support, formally asking Speaker Nancy Pelosi to delay voting on the measure, the AP reports. Enthusiasm for the resolution withered after Turkey withdrew its US ambassador and threatened to... More »

Clinton, Pelosi May Divide Dems

One is genuine hawk, the other authentic dove

(Newser) - They may have a lot in common on the surface, but Hillary Clinton and Nancy Pelosi differ vastly when it comes to foreign policy, Politico says. With votes to authorize the Iraq war and designate Iran’s Revolutionary Guard as terrorists, Clinton is an honest-to-goodness, unapologetic hawk, while Pelosi is... More »

US Envoys Try to Soothe Angry Turks

Upset over rebel strikes, Turkey may attack Kurdish Iraq

(Newser) - Two US envoys flew to Ankara today to urge Turkey not to strike back against Kurdish militants, the BBC reports. Relations between the NATO allies remain strained after US lawmakers accused Turkey this week of waging a WWI-era genocide campaign against Armenians. Turkey reacted by recalling its ambassador from Washington. More »

Turkey Recalls Its Top US Envoy

Fallout continues from vote on Armenian genocide

(Newser) - Turkey temporarily recalled its ambassador to the US today, the latest sign of strain in relations between Washington and Ankara. Tensions are high after the House Foreign Affairs Committee's resolution to term as genocide the death of 1.5 million Armenians in 1915-17, Reuters reports. "It should not be... More »

Turkey Enraged by Genocide Bill

NATO ally says 'political games' will greatly injure relations

(Newser) - Turkey erupted today over a US bill that would officially recognize the 1915-1917 mass killings of 1.5 million Armenians in Turkey as genocide. Turkey’s president said the House Foreign Affairs Committee, which passed the resolution 27-21, “sought to sacrifice big problems for small domestic political games.”... More »

Armenia Measure Puts White House, Turkey on Edge

House bill would term WWI killings 'genocide'

(Newser) - A bill to term the World War I-era deaths of 1.5 million Armenians at the hands of the Turkish government "genocide" is winning support in Congress—making the White House squirm and Turkey fume, the Washington Post reports. President Bush and eight former Secretaries of State have warned... More »

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