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Spurned by the West, Turkey looks eastward 8 septembre 2006

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie, Turkey-EU / Turquie-UE, USA / Etats-Unis.
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International Herald Tribune, September 7, 2006

Suat Kiniklioglu *, Ankara

In 2002, when Tuncer Kilinc, the secretary general of Turkey’s powerful National Security Council, said that the country should abandon its efforts to become a member of the European Union and turn toward its regional neighbors Russia and Iran, few Turks took him seriously. (suite…)

Will oil impose US-Iranian reconciliation ? 8 septembre 2006

Posted by Acturca in Energy / Energie, Middle East / Moyen Orient, USA / Etats-Unis.
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The Daily Star (Lebanon), 1 September 2006

By Hani Asfour

Following the recent war in Lebanon, there was much hype that a war with Iran would be next. (suite…)

Eurasia: the new geopolitics of pipelines 8 septembre 2006

Posted by Acturca in Caucasus / Caucase, Central Asia / Asie Centrale, Energy / Energie, Russia / Russie, USA / Etats-Unis.
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Eurasian Home Analytical Resource (Russia), Sept 6 2006

Imran Khan *

The end of the Cold War was epochal: A half-century of polarization passed, leading to a new geopolitical maneuvering in Eurasia. (suite…)

Turkey: strategic & scrappy 8 septembre 2006

Posted by Acturca in History / Histoire, Turkey / Turquie, USA / Etats-Unis.
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Time Magazine, Monday, Oct. 15, 1951 

Bigger than France, more populous than Yugoslavia, Turkey adjoins oil-rich Iran and sits astride the Dardanelles, through which the Russian navy’s Black Sea fleet would have to pass in time of war. Along with Greece, Turkey has been newly invited to join NATO, to anchor down the Eastern end of the defense line. Time Correspondent Jim Bell last week reported on strategic Turkey: (suite…)

Turkey lays claim to the role of peacemaker in Lebanon 8 septembre 2006

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The Financial Times (UK), September 7, 2006 

By Vincent Boland in Ankara

When Turkey’s parliament voted on Tuesday to send troops to join the international force being readied for Lebanon, it did more than signal Ankara’s determination to participate in what it considers an urgent humanitarian cause. It sent out a complicated but important message about Turkey’s strategic intentions. (suite…)