Turkish Foreign Minister Davutoglu discusses Armenian resolution with Kerry

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu held a phone conversation with U.S. Secretary General John Kerry late April 9, discussing the recent Armenian draft resolutions that were submitted to the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

“We don’t have a negative expectation [for the outcome of the draft resolution],” Davutoğlu told reporters in Ankara on April 10, adding that the two had also discussed developments in Syria and Egypt.

The Turkish government is taking measures against “initiatives that will bother Turkey. We hope they will not take such an attitude,” he also said.

Last week, four U.S. Congressmen introduced a resolution calling on U.S. President Barack Obama to encourage a Turkish-Armenian relationship based on Turkey’s acknowledgement that the 1915-16 killings of Armenians by Ottoman forces constituted genocide. The move was paralleled by a resolution introduced to the U.S. Senate by Foreign Relations Committee Chairman Robert Menendez and Senator Mark Kirk.

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