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An article by John Robles
Did NATO push Erdogan into a “Saakashvili”?
16 October 2012
In the grounding and confiscation of part of the cargo of a passenger jet flying from Moscow to Syria and the beating of passengers and crew, many say Turkey committed an illegal act of air-piracy. Has Ankara now decided to take on Moscow? Not likely, but things are not always as they seem, and the hand of NATO and the US are more than just discernable here.
An article by Ramzy Baroud
Turkey’s Policies at Crossroads: From Zero-Problems to a Heap of Trouble
15 October 2012
Media consensus has been conclusively reached, or so it seems: Turkey is forced into a Middle Eastern mess not of its making as ‘Zero Problems with Neighbors’, once the centerpiece of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) foreign policy, was all but a romantic notion of no use in realpolitik.
Lavrov: No weapons on Syrian plane grounded by Turkey
13 October 2012
Russia’s foreign minister claimed the Syrian passenger plane Turkey diverted on Wednesday was carrying radar parts, not munitions. The confiscated cargo was being transported legally, Sergey Lavrov said Friday.
An article by Atul Aneja
Russia helps U.S., Syria establish contact, Turkey in shock
29 September 2012
With a little bit of help from Russia, the Americans and the Syrians have established contact with each other, sending shockwaves in Turkey, which has blamed Moscow and Beijing for the continuation of strife in Syria.
Turkish demonstrators condemn Clinton visit to Istanbul
12 August 2012
Turkish demonstrators in Ankara hold a banner reading "Go Home" as they march to the US Embassy to protest against the visit of US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton
An article by Eric Walberg
Turkey Redraws Sykes-Picot
30 September 2011
Turkey’s foreign policy shift is now in full gear. Having kicked out the Israeli ambassador and rejected the UN Palmer Report, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says that Turkey plans to take its case against Israel’s blockade of Gaza to the International Court of Justice, not alone, but with the support of the Arab League, the Organization of Islamic Cooperation and the African Union. “The process will probably reach a certain point in October and we will make our application.”
The rift between Israel and Turkey
Turkey vows to challenge Israel at sea
8 September 2011
Turkey has announced that last year’s Israeli attack on a Gaza-bound aid convoy would not be repeated since Ankara intends to deploy navy patrols and warships in the Mediterranean to accompany and protect next Gaza-bound aid vessels.
The emerging rift between Israel and Turkey
Gilad Atzmon: Israel Better Think Twice
7 September 2011
As the rift between Israel and Turkey deepens, the Israeli media is preparing its crowd for another possible exciting bloody conflict.
BDS National Committee statement
Palestinian civil society welcomes Turkey’s Decision to Suspend All Military Ties with Israel and Lower Diplomatic Relations
7 September 2011
The Palestinian BDS National Committee (BNC), the broad Palestinian civil society coalition that acts as the Palestinian reference point of the Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement, welcomes the recent decision by the Turkish government to impose limited sanctions on Israel and hopes that it is implemented from today as announced.
The shift in Turkish policy vis-à-vis Syria under the influence of the United States
Turkish illusion prone to collapse
20 June 2011
Neo-Ottomanism is the promotional cover chosen by the Justice and Development party to address the Arabs. By doing so it combined two ideas, the first being the symbolism of the cultural Islamic bind between the Turks and the Arabs and the second being the yearning for a Turkish role that dominates the Arab reality.
Western interference in Syria
Erdogan’s promises and the predicaments of the Muslim Brotherhood leaders
6 June 2011
The transformation which the American administration chose to create in the region to buy time for Israel and secure the sufficient depletion that will protect its ability to impose its hegemony over the region has started to surface, in order to deter the consequences of the post-American military pullout from Iraq.
An article by Sungur Savran
The Other Fateful Triangle: Israel, Iran and Turkey
14 June 2010
The thunderous events set in motion by Israel’s storming of the Mavi Marmara, the lead ship in the peace flotilla challenging the blockade of Gaza, have thrown important light on the overall situation in the Middle East.