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Thrill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:20 AM
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Sec Clinton: Obama to visit Turkey in the next month
U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton says President Barack Obama will travel to Turkey within the next month.

Clinton made the announcement Saturday following meetings with Turkish leaders in Ankara.

Clinton is wrapping up her trip to the Middle East in Turkey, which has played a key role in Middle East peace efforts because of its ties to Arab states and Israel.

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan says he and Ms. Clinton also discussed the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the fight against terrorism. Clinton was expected to press Turkey for a greater military presence in Afghanistan.

http://www.voanews.com/english/2009-03-07-voa2.cfm
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:21 AM
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1. Can I go? Turkey's on my list of must-see places...n/t
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Captain Hilts Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:26 AM
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3. I did two weeks in Istanbul with a trip to Gallipoli. Loved it. nt
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:55 AM
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4. Oh, I'm so jealous!
One day, though, I will make it!
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:06 AM
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5. I lived in Turkey for all of 1988 in a little town called
Sarkoy (pronounced shar-koi). I always regret being so young when I went. I never really took advantage of everything Turkey has to offer, but I did take a few trips to Istanbul and spent three days in a little town called Bodrum.

It's an amazing country with a lot of history that many in the west will never understand.

I highly recommend it, but just be careful of the rats while sightseeing.
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joeybee12 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:41 AM
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9. Sounds fascinating...I see all the remains of the Eastern Holy Roman Empire
on tv specials and the like, and I'm ready to hop the next flight!
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 08:25 AM
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2. I would have never guessed Turkey.
Shows how stupid I am.

I was hoping for Cairo ... wahhhh!
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Exilednight Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:07 AM
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6. It actually makes good sense since they're the second largest NATO country in the alliance. n/t
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Clio the Leo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:09 AM
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7. Yep. Now I'm starting to understand why he politely refused my offer to be Sec. of State. :-)
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Jackeens Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 09:09 AM
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8. LOL!!!!
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Cha Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 12:22 PM
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10. Rec'd~ This is interesting news
from SOS Hillary abroad about the President implementing his plan to bring everyone to that famous table.
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marshall Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 02:07 PM
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11. I can't wait to see what goofy gift she brings to the big wigs in Turkey
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BamaTideFan83 Donating Member (85 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-07-09 03:48 PM
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12. Public travel schedule?
I thought the President's travel schedule was closely held, due to security concerns. I'm surprised she would give hostiles that kind of heads-up. Sometimes I wonder about her judgement. But I do think she was an incredible pick for SOS.
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