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    • Zygmund
    • 16.07.12 | 04:37 (IDT)

    The attempy to reiuvenate the Ottoman Empire has its own political ramifications.From a historical perspective Carist Russia and the Ottoman Empire had numerous wars and there were territorial as well as spheres oinfluence.during the cold war Turkey was an active partner of the US. See Korean war etc.The balkan wars were Russia lost out both of influence and power bas e.And musulman states became well anchored there, Now the situation changed in Russia from the weakened and disintegrated state of the yeltsin area-a new and more nationalistic and powerful Russia emerged especially now that mr Putin was reelected. Russia will have to protect the area once belonging to the Soviet Union its not anymore on the free market.Here especially Turkeys influence in the Kavkaz and the other muslim populated areas such as Azerbajzan, is not negligent. Therefore Turkeys hostility toward Israel brought about an improvement of the relations between Russaia and isreal.I

    from the article: Turkey's suspension of trade with Israel is a double-edged sword
    First published 20:14 06.09.11 | Last updated 20:14 06.09.11
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