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Assistant Secretary Gordon: Travel to Turkey and Romania

Bureau of European and Eurasian Affairs
August 10, 2012


Assistant Secretary for European and Eurasian Affairs Philip H. Gordon joined Secretary Clinton in Istanbul, Turkey, for meetings with senior Turkish government officials and Syrian activists.

On August 12, Assistant Secretary Gordon traveled to Bucharest, Romania, where he met with senior government officials to discuss the concerns the United States has regarding recent government actions that threaten democratic checks and balances and weaken independent institutions. Assistant Secretary Gordon also met with members of civil society and the business community to discuss how their work plays a role in strengthening the democratic values and principles that unite the transatlantic community.


08/13/12 Opening Remarks at Meeting with Civil Society Representatives; Bucharest, Romania
08/13/12 Press Roundtable; Bucharest, Romania


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