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AHI, ANCA: Future Trade Measures with Turkey Must Require End of Turkey’s Military Occupation of Cyprus, Blockade of Armenia
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE CONTACT: Georgea Polizos
March 29, 2013—No. 24 (202) 785-8430

AHI, ANCA: Future Trade Measures with Turkey Must Require End of Turkey’s Military Occupation of Cyprus, Blockade of Armenia

WASHINGTON, DC — The American Hellenic Institute (AHI) and the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA) sent a joint letter to the acting head of the Office of the United States Trade Representative, Ambassador Demetrios Marantis, to encourage the Obama Administration to ensure that any future trade measures involving the Republic of Turkey, including both bilateral and European Union-related agreements, require, as a statutory precondition, that Turkey end its illegal economic blockade of Armenia and its unlawful military occupation of Cyprus. 

“We welcome your leadership on the expansion of U.S. trade and investment based on a fair playing field and respect for the rule of law,” wrote the signatories of the letter, AHI President Nick Larigakis and ANCA Executive Director Aram Hamparian.  

The American Hellenic Institute is an independent non-profit Greek American public policy center that works to strengthen relations between the United States and Greece and Cyprus, and within the Greek American community. 

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