Saturday, 4 April 2009

Turkish Conditions for Accepting Rasmussen

According to the Anatolian News Agency, during the meeting today between President Obama and President Gul, Turkey won several concessions in return for its reluctant support for the appointment of Anders Fogh Rasmussen as the next NATO Secretary General.

These conditions included a promise that one of Rasmussen's deputies would be a Turk; that there would be additional posts within the NATO command structure for Turkish officers; that Kurdish station Roj TV would be banned; and that certain unspecified conditions about Afghanistan will be met.

The full report is here.

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