What’s on the menu for Erdogan’s visit to the U.S.

Foreign Policy
April 6, 2010

After a month of uncertainty, on Friday, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan finally announced that he would attend the Nuclear Security Summit hosted by President Obama in Washington. He also announced that the Turkish Ambassador to the United States, Namik Tan, is preparing to fly back to Washington today. This is a clear sign that the recent phone conversation between the Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, and the Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton, has ended a month-long row between the two countries over the House Foreign Relations Committee’s passage of the Armenian resolution (H.R. 252) by a narrow margin on March 4, 2010.