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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

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:

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