Biden’s promise to Turkey: US to maintain “continuing presence” in Iraq beyond 2011

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Namik Tan, Turkey’s Ambassador to the United States, told reporters at a breakfast hosted by The Christian Science Monitor that while Turkey has “concerns” about Iraq’s trajectory, he trusts Vice President Biden’s promises that the US will help assure a stable Iraq with a presence in Baghdad beyond the end of this year.


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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