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Obama, Romney, and the Future of Turkey-United States Relations 22 octobre 2012

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GPoT Policy Brief (GPoT Center) No. 34, October 2012, 11 p.

by Frank Lin *

The 2012 American presidential election features two candidates, incumbent President Barack Obama and Governor Mitt Romney, with contrasting foreign policy visions for the United States, particularly with regards to the Middle East. (suite…)

U.S. steps up support of Turkey in conflict 20 octobre 2012

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The Washington Post (USA) October 20, 2012, p. A1-A8                        Türkçe

By Craig Whitlock

The U.S. government is intensifying its intelligence sharing and military consultations with Turkey behind the scenes as both countries confront the possibility that Syria’s civil conflict could escalate into a regional war, according to U.S. and NATO officials. (suite…)

Turkey’s Mounting Syria Problem 17 octobre 2012

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Council on Foreign Relations (USA) October 17, 2012

Steven Heydemann interviewed by Bernard Gwertzman *

Turkey’s public is becoming increasingly concerned about the possibility of war with Syria, says Steven Heydemann, an expert for the United States Institute for Peace who has just returned from Turkey. (suite…)

Turkey’s Challenge and the Syrian Negotiation 16 octobre 2012

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Stratfor (USA) October 16, 2012

By Reva Bhalla *

Syrian Information Minister Omran al-Zubi harshly criticized the Turkish government early last week over Ankara’s proposal that an interim government succeed the al Assad regime, saying that « Turkey isn’t the Ottoman Sultanate; the Turkish Foreign Ministry doesn’t name custodians in Damascus, Mecca, Cairo and Jerusalem. » (suite…)

Where Commerce and Politics Collide 8 octobre 2012

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The New York Times (USA) Monday, October 8, 2012

By Ian Bremmer & David Gordon *

Whatever happened to the reassuring view that expanding trade ties make for a safer and more prosperous world? (suite…)

Military Implications of the Syria-Turkey Border Incident 5 octobre 2012

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Policy Watch, No. 1988, Oct 5, 2012                                             العربية  Türkçe
The Washington Institute for Near East Policy

Jeffrey White, Soner Cagaptay, and Andrew J. Tabler *

Syria’s errant mortar strike is an opportunity for Washington to support Turkey in a more aggressive approach to the ongoing crisis next door. (suite…)

Sucked into the quagmire 5 octobre 2012

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The Guardian (UK) 5 October 2012, p. 38

Mohammed Ayoob *, Istanbul

Turkey risks being drawn into a conflict from which, unlike Saudi Arabia and the US, it cannot escape. (suite…)

Syria becomes a wedge between U.S. and Turkey 4 octobre 2012

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Washington Post.com (USA) October 4, 2012

By Soner Cagaptay *

The close relationship that President Obama has built with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has provided the United States with a key Muslim ally in the Middle East. Washington and Ankara have worked closely to stabilize Iraq. Yet a storm awaits them in Syria. (suite…)

American influence on the Middle East is past its peak – someone should tell them 30 septembre 2012

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The Independent on Sunday (UK) 30 September 2012, p. 36

Patrick Cockburn

Is the US now in the same position as the Soviet Union in 1989, when it had to allow its satellites to collapse around it? (suite…)

The Turkey, Russia, Iran Nexus: Political & Security Dimensions 28 septembre 2012

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Moscow Workshop Report (CSIS) Sep 28, 2012

By Stephen Flanagan

CSIS and the Institute of Oriental Studies (IVRAN) of the Russian Academy of Sciences co-organized an expert workshop at IVRAN in Moscow on June 18-19, 2012 that explored the evolving political and security interests and concerns of Turkey, Russia, Iran, and the United States in the Eastern Mediterranean, Central Asia, and the Caucasus/Black Sea regions. (suite…)

Turkey’s Kurdish Calculus 26 septembre 2012

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) September 26, 2012, p. 18

By Soner Cagaptay *

Ankara re-embraces its old allies in Washington, at the expense of Tehran and Damascus. (suite…)

Erdogan speaks 23 septembre 2012

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The Washington Post Sunday (USA) September 23, 2012, p. A1-B1-B4   Türkçe

By Lally Weymouth, Ankara, Turkey

Turkish prime minister is interviewed by Post’s Lally Weymouth. (suite…)

Ilhan Mimaroglu, 86, Composer and Record Producer 22 juillet 2012

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The New York Times (USA) Sunday, July 22, 2012, p. A 18
Obituary

By Peter Keepnews

Ilhan Mimaroglu, a composer best known for his electronic music and a record producer best known for his work with Charles Mingus, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86. (suite…)

The war room on the border 16 juillet 2012

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Los Angeles Times (USA) Monday, July 16, 2012, p. A1

By Patrick J. Mcdonnell, along the Syria-Turkey border

Syrian rebels fighting Assad are in a hub of activity just across the line in Turkey. (suite…)

The Syrian cauldron 12 juillet 2012

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Al-Ahram Weekly (Egypt) Issue No. 1106, 12-18 July 2012

Jeremy Salt *

While the Western powers have their own reasons for wanting to bring down the Syrian regime, Turkey’s agenda is far less clear, writes Jeremy Salt in Ankara. (suite…)

From Crisis to Cooperation: Turkey’s Relations with Washington and NATO 24 juin 2012

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Policy Notes (The Washington Institute for Near East Policy) No.12, June 2012

Richard Outzen *

As recently as 2011, most discussions of the U.S-Turkey relationship necessarily focused on discord, disappointment, and growing concern. With memories of the Gaza flotilla incident and Turkish dissent on Iran sanctions still fresh, the horizon was clouded and turbulent. (suite…)

How America can help Turkey and Israel reconcile 22 juin 2012

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International Herald Tribune (USA) Friday, June 22, 2012, p. 8

By Michael Herzog & Soner Cagaptay *, Washington

It has been more than two years since the confrontation over a Gaza-bound flotilla plunged Israeli-Turkish relations into a deep crisis. Left to their own devices, Turks and Israelis have been unable to overcome mutual suspicion to bridge their differences. (suite…)

Turkey as a test case in the multipolar post-Cold War order 20 juin 2012

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Open Democracy, 20 June 2012                                                Türkçe

William Armstrong *

Turkey has frequently been cited as a model for other countries in the Middle East currently undergoing an « Arab Spring ». While there are similarities among the countries of the Middle East, Turkey has had a distinct trajectory that does not make it an appropriate model. (suite…)

Arab states arm rebels as UN talks of Syrian civil war 13 juin 2012

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The Independent (UK) Wednesday, 13 June 2012, p. 1

Justin Vela, Istanbul

Saudi Arabia and Qatar ‘supplying weapons’ to anti-assad forces, while fears mount for civilians in al-haffa and Homs. (suite…)

A special relationship with Turkey 8 juin 2012

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The Washington Post (USA) June 8, 2012, p. A19

David Ignatius, Istanbul

As President Obama was feeling his way in foreign policy during his first months in office, he decided to cultivate a friendship with Turkey’s headstrong prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan. (suite…)