Turkey's Motivations - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • 03.06.10 | 16:37 (IDT)

    Erdogan is a shrewd political player. As Turkey has been snubbed by France, Germany and others in its attempt to join the EU, he has taken the Ottoman Turk's historical influence in the Middle East to carve out a new role of influence through trade and diplomacy, all at Israel's expense by using the region's enmity toward Israel as unifying theme. Beware this cynical player, for he brings bad tidings to all in his efforts to create a new power niche for himself in alliance with Iran and Syria. Israel can and should become defenders of Armenian historical suffering from WWI and recent treatment of the Kurds as a response back to Erdogan's self-righteous, self-serving and cynical game.

    from the article: Erdogan to Obama: Israel risks losing its best friend in Middle East
    First published 15:14 03.06.10 | Last updated 15:14 03.06.10
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