U.S. Defense Secretary Visits Key Ally Turkey

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Turkey to reaffirm Washington's strong relationship with a key U.S. ally in the region.

U.S. Defense Secretary Leon Panetta has arrived in Turkey to reaffirm Washington's strong relationship with a key U.S. ally in the region.

In talks with President Abdullah Gul on December 16, Panetta is expected to discuss the recent turmoil in the Middle East where several longtime authoritarian leaders have been ousted by popular uprisings, and in particular the situation in Syria, where the United Nations estimates 5,000 people have been killed in nine months of antigovernment protests.

Panetta flew to Turkey from Baghdad where he attended a ceremony to mark the end of the U.S. mission in Iraq after nearly nine years of war.

compiled from agency reports


Copyright (c) RFE/RL, Inc. Reprinted with the permission of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, 1201 Connecticut Ave., N.W. Washington DC 20036.

Comments

Spero News
 

Disney drops 'Good Luck Charlie'

Most popular show on television in its time-slot for youth under 15.

Conference to focus on advances for Paraguayan electronic media

An international conference on digital migration will take place in Paraguay on July 4, just as the South American country concludes an agreement with El Salvador to share electronic content.

Mexico: Food prices sky-rocket

Tomatoes are going for $5.77 per kilo in Mexico.

On Heaven and Earth: an excerpt

Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio, before his election to the papacy as Francis, conversed with Rabbi Abraham Skorka on the commonalities of Jewish and Catholic faith.

History & Science

Ebola aid workers hacked to death in Guinea

A group from the United States, along with journalists and local Guinean officials, were chased down and hacked to death by people in Guinea. A rumor had spread that the aid workers were deliberately infecting Guineans with Ebola.

Archeologists excavate prison made famous in Count of Monte Cristo

The soil beneath Chateau d'If has never been excavated.

Resources

This page took 0.1523seconds to load