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How Turkey lost its influence with Israel 2 décembre 2012

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Toronto Star (Canada) Sunday, December 2, 2012, p. A11

Rosie DiManno in Istanbul, Turkey

Amidst the illogical and irrational assessment that has rendered Hamas a « winner » in Gaza’s ceasefire with Israel following an eight-day miniwar, the « loser » designation has somehow devolved to Turkey. (suite…)

Turkey Defers to Egypt 23 novembre 2012

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RUSI Analysis (Royal United Services Institute) 23 Nov 2012

by Aaron Stein * in Istanbul

Turkey’s grander regional ambitions have been thwarted by its alienation of important regional players. Now a more inward looking Turkey has adopted a supporting role as Erdogan positions himself for a run at the Turkish presidency. (suite…)

Overdone Turkey 21 novembre 2012

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Foreign Policy (USA) November 21, 2012

By Steven A. Cook *

The hype about Ankara as a regional leader is way overblown. One day before announcing Wednesday, Nov. 21’s cease-fire agreement, at a brief news conference prior to talks between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, late on Tuesday night, the secretary announced that her itinerary included Ramallah and Cairo in addition to Jerusalem. (suite…)

Turkey: reconciling between Israel and Hamas 16 janvier 2012

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The Huffington Post (USA) January 16, 2012

Alon Ben-Meir *

While the representatives of Israel, the Palestinian Authority and the Quartette (the US, EU, Russia and the UN) were recently hosted in Amman, Jordan, in an effort to revive the Israeli-Palestinian peace process, Turkey’s Prime Minister Erdogan met in Ankara with Hamas’ Prime Minister, Ismail Haniya, who openly remains committed to Israel’s destruction and opposes any peace negotiations with Israel. (suite…)