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AHI Receives Letter from Under Secretary R. Nicholas Burns Regarding the Archon Pilgrimage to Turkey
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: GEORGIA ECONOMOU
May 4, 2007—No. 28 (202) 785-8430

AHI Receives Letter from Under Secretary R. Nicholas Burns Regarding the Archon Pilgrimage to Turkey

WASHINGTON, DC—On April 27, 2007, AHI Executive Director Nick Larigakis received a letter from Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs R. Nicholas Burns regarding the December 18, 2006 letter he sent to Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice regarding the mistreatment of American citizens by Turkish officials during the meeting of Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Bartholomew at the Ecumenical Patriarchate in late November. Mr. Larigakis was in Istanbul as part of the Archon pilgrimage on the occasion of the historic visit between Pope Benedict XVI and Patriarch Bartholomew. (Please see press release #89 of 2006 for the letter sent to Secretary Rice) Please find Under Secretary Burns letter at the following link http://ahiworld.org/pdfs/StateDeptLetter2007.pdf.

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