Very heavy interview with Turkey's Foreign minister : Beginning at 9:40, the issue of Israeli intransigence on negotiations. No “mainstream” pick-up anywhere I can find.
Turkey's line in the sand. Cannot be walked back. I believe this to be a notice to US in the face of the wikileaks palestinian docs which revealed the US duplicity, in which EVERY nation under the influence of the US vis-a-vis negotiations was made to look like stooges. None, more so than Turkey. I believe that this interview ends that subordination.
As the Middle East undergoes historic transformation and upheaval one country is quietly enjoying levels of prosperity and stability that can only be envied by its neighbours – Turkey. And, in its ninth year of rule by the AK Party, the country is perceived as having successfully combined democracy and Islam.
But under the AKP Turkey has done more than improve its system of governance. It has also reached out to the Middle East in a way that no previous Turkish government has.
But as Western governments can tell you, getting involved in the Middle East is not always easy. One man more than any other is responsible for Turkey's drive to engage: Ahmet Davutoglu, the Turkish foreign minister.
He talks to Al Jazeera's Anita McNaught about the recent developments in the Middle East and explains why he is hopeful that change and stability will work together in Egypt and serve as a positive example for other countries in the region.
This episode of Talk to Jazeera aired from Monday, February 14, 2011.
Phi Beta Iota: Turkey and Iran are both inevitable leaders in their region and across their considerable diasphoras. There is NOTHING the US can do about it because the US is financially, morally, and practically bankrupt. It is going to take a quarter century to recover from the craven criminality that has chracterized the two-party tyranny and their Wall Street and corporate masters. The world is not stupid–they understand the inherent goodness of the American people and of America the Beautiful, but they also wonder why a public once famed for its independent intelligence can now be confused with a herd of sheep.
Egypt, Turkey, the Muslim Brotherhood…
Journal: Taliban Address in Turkey?
Journal: Understanding Iran…and the future of IO
NIGHTWATCH Extract: Iran-Pakistan, Iran-Turkey-India, Israel
Journal: Turkey’s Emerging Grand Strategy
NIGHTWATCH Extract: Interpreting Turkey’s Vote
NIGHTWATCH Extract: Dictators vs Iran in Middle East
Chuck Spinney Sends: From McCrystal to Turkey to Unemployment
Journal: What Turkey Knows, Whither the Region
Journal: Turkey’s Grand Strategy
NIGHTWATCH Extract on Iran, Turkey, Iraq, Saudi Arabia
Journal: Correction To Spinney Piece Makes It Stronger
Journal: Here’s a Great Idea–Lets Piss Off Turkey
NIGHTWATCH on Turkey, Israel, and Palestine
NIGHTWATCH Extract: US-Israel-Turkey-Hamas
Journal: Brazil, Turkey, Iran Blow Off USA–Righteously
NIGHTWATCH Extract: Europe Blows Turkey
Journal: Israel Joins USA in the Psycho Ward
Journal: MILNET NIGHTWATCH on Turkey in PK-AF
Journal: Stupid Is As Stupid Does–Israel…Again
Journal: NIGHTWATCH Turkey-Israel, Sudan
Journal: America is losing the free world
Journal: Strong Signals–Azerbaijan in Play
Journal: Afghanistan & Iraq–Opportunity Knocks for an Afghan Airlift and a Six-Month Muslim-Centered Multinational Multiagency “Advise & Assist” Transition Toward Departure from Both Countries
Journal: The Rise and Rise Further of Turkey (Along with the Collapse of Israel and the NeoCons)
Review: New Turkish Republic–Turkey As a Pivotal State in the Muslim World
Review: The Second World–Empires and Influence in the New Global Order