Hillary Clinton officially invites President Talat to Washington

US Greeks are disturbed by  the fact that Turkish Cypriot President Mehmet Ali Talat is expected to officially meet with U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton in Washington on March 30 and they are therefore trying to prevent the meeting from going ahead. The National Coordinated Effort of Hellenes (CEH) have sent a letter to President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden “to reverse the decision.”

“Pursuing anything that suggests de facto recognition of the occupation regime would not only be contrary to countless U.N. Security Council resolutions, but it would perhaps force the Republic of Cyprus to reconsider its stance with regard to Turkey and the European Union,” the U.S. Greek leaders said. “Please overturn these misguided actions by people in your administration.”

This comes after Hillary Clinton recently called for the lifting of an international economic embargo on Turkish Cypriots. However, Vice President  Biden has in the past supported Greeks and therefore may put pressure on Clinton. This is the second country to officially invite President Talat to meetings, Spain being the first to do so just over a week ago.

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