This analysis fails to understand that Turkish politics is very self contained, and unqie with political trends of the middle east or Europe. The US is in fact a supporter of the Islamist AKP. Kemalists/Secularists are actually against EU membership. They believe that the EU and America are weakening Turkey by supporting Kurdish seperatists, and by supporting political Islam via AKP. The Islamist AKP is pro-EU compared to the "secularist" party, such as the CHP. The AKP can only survive through votes, they see EU membership as a way to curtail political influence from the Turkish army. And the most important point, Turkish KEMALISTS/SECULARISTS are not supporters of Isreal. Infact, they believe that Israel is arming Kurdish seperatist, and even the wild assertion that Isreal is supporting political Islam as a way to weaken Turkey.
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from the article: Comment / Netanyahu must avert Turkey's slide toward Syria, Iran