11 July 2012Almost every state in the United States is a "Friend" of Turkey.
Turkish Friendship Group in USA has members of congress from 45 states and 6 geographical regions.
With the number of friendly congressmen, Turkey ranks third as the country with most friends in the US Congress after India and Taiwan.
The states from which most congressmen support Turkey are Texas, North Carolina and Illinois.
Speaking to Anadolu Agency, Lincoln McCurdy, president of the Turkish Coalition of America, said that in previous years Turkey's voice was not heard in the US Congress.
"Members of Congress now are considering Turkish American members' opinions when there is a development connected with Turkey. The agenda is moving swiftly and to be in the public eye allows Turkish Americans be remembered in Congress," said McCurdy.