Turkey’s foreign minister asked U.S. Jewish leaders to lobby against a resolution that would label the 1915 mass killings of Armenians as genocide. Abdullah Gul met for 90 minutes Monday night with representatives of the United Jewish Communities federation umbrella group, American Jewish Committee, Anti-Defamation League, Jewish Institute for National Security Affairs, American Jewish Congress, Chabad-Lubavitch, B’nai B’rith International and the Orthodox Union. He asked for assistance in facing down legislation sponsored by Rep. Adam Schiff (D-Calif.), who is Jewish and who has a substantial Armenian-American constituency. Schiff’s resolution has garnered 169 co-sponsors.
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