It seems that it would be wiser to reorient in favor of France as a mediator in the Syrian Israeli negotiations. Considering its colonial past France would have a stronger impact on the Lebanese-Israeli border stability , and the Syrian compliance to future peace agreement. Moreover as Turkey nowadays receives donations from Iran and rejects a stronger American presence, its future Middle East strategic influence should be restricted. A barriere to Turkey's turn to Islam as political force may instead be sought in the hope of its gradual EU inclusion, where the strengthened French influence could only play a construcive role. Sylvia Sztern-SempreLovingM.G.
First refugees travelling on Hungarian bus arrive at Austrian border (Reuters)