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On Syria, Turkish Ambassador says human rights trump business interests

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/series/monitor_breakfast

Weighing a Syrian military intervention is up to the United Nations, said Namik Tan, Turkey’s Ambassador to the United States at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor, while Turkey’s sizable business interests in Syria are lower priority than human rights and democracy.

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On Thursday, December 8, 2011, Turkish Ambassador to the United States Namik Tan joined the Monitor Breakfast for a conversation with reporters.

Ambassador Namık Tan was appointed Ambassador of Turkey to the United States in February 2010. Prior to this appointment, Ambassador Tan was Deputy Undersecretary of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, responsible for bilateral political affairs and public diplomacy. He was previously Ambassador of Turkey to Israel from 2007 to 2009.

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