Washington Times Carries Cyprus Action Network of America’s Call to Oppose Bryza nomination





Washington Times Carries Cyprus Action Network of America’s Call to Oppose Bryza nomination
For Immediate Release: September 17, 2010

Contact: Nikolaos Taneris, Tel. (917) 699-9935

WASHINGTON, DC—James Morrison, columnist, Washington Times, made the Cyprus Action Network of America’s recent call to oppose the nomination of Matt Bryza to the post of American ambassador to Azerbaijan the lead of his prominent “Embassy Row” column in the Thursday. September . 16 edition of the Washington Times.

Morrison wrote in his lead paragraphs:

“In the hottest diplomatic dispute facing Congress as it convenes next week, Armenian-Americans are stepping up their campaign to prevent Matthew J. Bryzafrom serving as U.S. ambassador to Azerbaijan. The Senate Foreign Relations Committee is scheduled to consider his nomination on Tuesday. They have picked up support from Cypriot-Americans, who complain that Mr. Bryza, whose wife was born in Turkey, is biased toward Turkish positions on Cyprus.” Morrison also added “The Cyprus Action Network of America on Monday registered its opposition to Mr. Bryza.” And then Morrison quoted extensively from the Cyprus Action Network of America’s statement “Matt Bryza’s troubling diplomatic record and his conflict of interest issues in regard to his bias toward Turkey’s cycle of impunity and denial of Turkey’s crime of genocide and Turkey’s illegal invasion and occupation of Cyprus makes him an unsuitable representative in any post,” it said in a statement.”

The Washington Times columnist also noted that Mr. Bryza  a career US foreign service worker has been criticized for refusing  to condemn the  Turkish troops illegally  occupying Cyprus , and the columnist went on to quote Senator Menendez who, in his written questions, asked Mr. Bryza to “explain why you believe that a U.S. [congressional] resolution recognizing the genocide in Armenia would harm our relationship with Turkey.”

Morrison’s “Embassy Row” column is found at:

To view the Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA)’s complete statement along with the Greek translation of Greek-Cypriot refugee journalist and researcher Mrs. Fanoulla Argyrou’s letter to the US Senate to oppose the Matt Bryza nomination, please visit the Cyprus Action Network of America (CANA) website at: http://cyprusactionnetwork.org/


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