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Turkey turns east as Europe clings to past 22 octobre 2009

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Financial Times (UK), October 22, 2009
By Philip Stephens

Small incidents can illuminate a bigger picture. A couple of weeks ago, President Abdullah Gul of Turkey opened an exhibition of Ottoman treasures in Paris. The display is the centrepiece of an effort to promote Turkey’s rich heritage. Mr Gul was joined by Nicolas Sarkozy. The French president arrived chewing a piece of gum. (suite…)

Surfacing submarine 22 octobre 2009

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Bitterlemons-international.org, October 22, 2009, Edition 38 Volume 7

Soner Cagaptay * 

I am often asked these days why Turkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) is so upset with Israel. “It’s so dramatic” people say, adding: “Why did the AKP uninvite Israel to Anatolian Eagle” (a NATO air force exercise held in Turkey) ? (suite…)