Turkish envoy to return to Washington

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Turkey's prime minister announced Friday he will send his country's ambassador back to Washington next week.

The announcement comes nearly a month after Ankara recalled its diplomat to protest the passage of a non-binding resolution in the House Foreign Relations Committee, which calls the 1915 massacre of hundreds of thousands of ethnic Armenians in Ottoman Turkey "genocide."

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Ambassador Namik Tan would return to Washington, ahead of his own trip to attend a nuclear non-proliferation summit in the United States in mid-April.

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