Analysis As Turkey's Dream of Mideast Domination Vanishes, a Quiet Friendship With Israel May Be on the Horizon

The Turks' initial enthusiasm about the Arab Spring has passed and they are apparently no longer convinced that the Middle East is waiting just for them.

ISTANBUL − A short visit here this week reveals the discomfiture of the Turks − at least among the “talking heads” engaged in various forms of strategic analysis: diplomats, members of research institutes, businessmen, journalists − in the face of recent extreme developments in the Middle East. Five or six years ago, the ruling Islamic-based Justice and Development Party presented...