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Spat with Iraq bares Turk plunge into regional power game 18 mai 2012

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Reuters News (UK) May 18, 2012

By Jonathon Burch, Ankara

Dispute signals Ankara’s entry into regional power struggle. U.S. pullout from Iraq allows greater Iranian influence. Turkey sees Iran as main geostrategic rival in Middle East. Erdogan’s combative diplomacy fuels friction with neighbours. (suite…)

Turkey-Iraq row escalates 14 mai 2012

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Deutsche Welle (Germany) 14 May 2012                           

Ayhan Simsek

Ankara’s refusal to extradite Sunni politician al-Hashemi to Iraq has heightened tensions between Turkey and Iraq’s Shi’ite-led government. The crisis adds to concerns over a Sunni-Shi’ite « Cold War. » (suite…)