Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Turkish Justice Minister was in Washington for a 45 minute meeting w no readouts

Ilhan Tanir,

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4 state officers and zero public diplomacy success in Washington
There are 4 Turkish state officers in Washington since last Friday evening: İbrahim Kalın, presidential press secretary, Hulusi Akar, chief of general staff, Hakan Fidan, head of Turkey’s National Intelligence Organization, and Bekir Bozdağ, Minister of Justice, who joined on Sunday.
These officials have flown thousands of miles over to Washington, but they are reluctant to do any PR work while in the town, or talk to any think-tank.
Being sent on expenses covered by tens of thousands of tax dollars, and staying for 4-5 days in town, why don’t they try to achieve some public diplomacy success in this most powerful capital of the world? ...

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