Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Erdogan-Davutoglu' Zealotry: "Turkey’s diplomatic efforts are beginning to pull Syria out of Iran’s orbit"

"While one can debate the share of the AKP’s Syria policy that is to blame for the current bloodshed — had Erdogan not been so supportive of Assad early on, could western pressure have produced desired results? — one should not underestimate Erdogan’s role in all things Syria. The prime minister has said on numerous occasions, “Syria is our domestic affairs.”... Anyone listening to Turkish politicians’ rhetoric, especially that of AKP members, should ask themselves whether any traces of decency, kindness, politeness, fairness, tolerance, empathy or even humanity remain in the political arena today. The discourse in Ankara hangs above the capital like an ugly, dark cloud...."

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