This Week… It's Turkey's Turn to Protest US Congress
Last week the Iraqis protested the US Congress for meddling in Iraqi affairs.
This week the Turks protested the US Democratic-led Congress.
A demonstrator, with Turkish flags next to him, shouts anti-American slogans during a protest near the U.S. Embassy in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Oct. 10, 2007. Hundreds of Turks marched to the U.S. Embassy in Turkey to protest a U.S. bill declaring the World War I-era killings of Armenians a genocide, local media reported. The demonstrations in Istanbul and Ankara came a day after the United States Embassy urged its citizens to be alert toward possible violence if a committee in the House of Representatives votes in favor of the genocide bill, a move that would be considered an insult by most Turks. (AP Photo/Str)
The situation with Turkey is so tense that Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice has contacted the government and two high-ranking officials to Turkey for talks on Saturday.
Members of the left-wing Workers’ Party wave Turkish flags as they chant slogans during a protest against the U.S. and its passing of a bill describing World War I-era killings of Armenians as genocide, Istanbul, Turkey, Thursday, Oct. 11, 2007. Despite intense lobbying by Turkish officials and opposition by U.S. President George W. Bush, the House Foreign Affairs Committee passed the bill by a 27-21 vote, a move likely to be considered an insult by most Turks. (AP Photo/Murad Sezer)
Wasn’t it just a leading democrat who blasted Bush for America’s reputation in the world?