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Councilman John Akouri, former Washington, DC Press Secretary & Capitol Hill Advisor, is President & CEO of the Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce.

Monday, June 25, 2007

Akouri Meets with Turkish Diplomats; Discusses Lebanon, Turkey Relations

WORLD - Lebanese American Chamber of Commerce Chairman & CEO John Akouri met with recently appointed Turkish Consul General in Chicago, the Honorable U. Kenan Ipek. The meeting was arranged under the auspices of Ms. Nurten Ural, Honorary Consul General of the Republic of Turkey in Michigan and Didem Seyhoglu, President of the Turkish American Cultural Association of Michigan (TACAM). Akouri discussed with the Diplomats the issue of Lebanon, Turkey relations and the current situation in the Middle East. Media representatives and European Diplomats were present at an evening reception at the scenic home of Ms. Ural. Earlier in the day, Ipek attended a panel discussion hosted by TACAM where he was the distinguished key note speaker. He reviewed political issues as they relate to Turkey and welcomed two other speakers - Mr. Gunay Evinch, president elect of Assembly of Turkish American Associations and Mr. Lincoln McCurdy, Turkish Coalition USA Political Action Committee Treasurer.

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