Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, presents the Distinguished Defense Award to Turkey's Minister of National Defense Vecdi Gonul, during a ceremony at the American-Turkish Council's 29th annual ... more 
Defense Secretary Robert Gates, right, presents the Distinguished Defense Award to Turkey's Minister of National Defense Vecdi Gonul, during a ceremony at the American-Turkish Council's 29th annual conference on US Turkey relations, Monday, Oct. 18, 2010 in Washington. less 
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Associated Press | Photo By Pablo Martinez Monsivais
Mon, Oct 18, 2010 2:00 PM EDT