BBC: Obama trip to Turkey within weeks
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara on 7 March 2009
The visit is seen as a good chance to repair ties between two old allies
President Barack Obama will visit Turkey "in a month or so", US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has said on a visit to Ankara.
She met Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in the first visit by a member of the new US administration to Turkey ...
Mr Obama is due to head for Europe next month to attend the G20 summit in London on 2 April.
... Our correspondent says Turkey is expected to try to ensure President Obama does not refer to the mass killing of Armenians in 1915 as genocide, in his speech on the anniversary of the forced deportations next month.
- TURKEY IS A PISS-POOR ALLY: THEY REFUSED TO LET US USE TURKEY AS A BASE OF OPERATIONS FOR THE INVASION OF IRAQ AND THIS SEVERELY EFFECTED THE OUTCOME.
- TURKEY IS RUN BY THE AKP - AND ISLAMIST PARTY GRADUALLY TURNING THE SECULAR TURKEY INTO AN ISLAMIC STATE.
- WE SHOULD BE PRESSURING THEM TO REVERSE COURSE AND NOT BE KOWTOWING TO THEM.