Posted 28.06.2012 13:12:35 UTC
Updated 28.06.2012 13:16:36 UTC
Ambassador Ricciardone met in Mersin the governor of Mersin Hasan Basri Güzeloğlu and the mayor Macit Özcan.
He called on Americans to come to Mersin and said he had arrived in Mersin to lend support to Turkey in a concrete way.
He said despite the problems in the region, Mersin was very tranquil, orderly and a vibrant place at the same time and he would encourage Americans to visit Mersin, adding that he wanted that for tourism, investment, trade and improvement between the peoples of the two countries.