Friday, April 27, 2012

'The rise of Turkey as a superpower'

"...  Turkey was, for a time, the only country that managed decent relations with all the regional powers, including Israel, Iran, Iraq, and Syria. Long a geographic bridge between East and West, Turkey under Erdogan became the go-to marriage counselor in the violent and unstable Middle East — mediating secret talks between Israel and Syria, building a close strategic relationship with the Israelis, and nudging Iran to be more reasonable on the nuclear issue.During the last two years, however, Erdogan has shifted dramatically from honest broker to a more aggressive and often unpredictable course ..."

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