225 articles tagged "Turkey"
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Tayyip Erdogan
His Middle East Orientation Threatens Turkey's Economic Boom, Says a Growing Opposition
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 17, 2010

The mounting opposition to Erdogan's policy comes from his own president and party leaders, who criticize his Middle East orientation as strengthening Iran at the expense of Turkey to the detriment of its future economy.

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Hillary Clinton writes The End
US drops Palestinian-Israeli track, cultivates Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis December 11, 2010

US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton had the thankless task of writing finis on the Obama administration's two-year effort to persuade Israelis and Palestinians to talk peace. It was time "to grapple with the core issues of this conflict" - borders, refugees, settlements, water and Jerusalem – she said, without mentioning timetables. debkafile reports the administration has now turned to a new plan for employing Turkey - first to broker a deal with Iran, then an Israeli-Syrian accord.

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Effusive Kremlin welcome for Lebanese PM Hariri
Moscow, Ankara move in on Lebanon's offshore energy potential
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report December 8, 2010

Russia's Vladimir Putin has reached out to the beleaguered Lebanese Prime Minister Saad Hariri to get in on the ground floor of the as-yet untapped Lebanese offshore energy fields, debkafile reports. He has also tested the ground for dipping into the Israeli gas bonanza, while offering Turkey substantial benefits in Moscow's Lebanese scheme. If Putin's multi-faceted plan works, Russia and Turkey will have a stake in Hariri staying in power and a stable Lebanon.

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Turkish PM challenges Israel:"Clean the blood!"
Turkey toughens terms for mending relations with Israel
DEBKAfile Special Report December 7, 2010

Israeli and Turkish representatives have just held two meetings for the purported objective of patching up Turkey's quarrel with Israel. All that has come out of Ankara so far, however, is a fresh torrent of anti-Israel abuse from Turkish leaders and harsher terms for settling the feud over the Israeli commando raid of May 31 which killed 9 Turkish activists leading a flotilla to break the Gaza blockade, debkafile's Middle East sources report.

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Turkey's Abdullah Gul sees the joke at NATO summit
US security guarantees for Israel worthless when Turkey controls missile shield
DEBKAfile Exclusive Analysis November 21, 2010

By bowing to Ankara's demand to omit Iran, Syria and their ballistic missiles as a threat from the NATO agreement to establish a missile shield base in Turkey, President Barak Obama has rendered worthless any US security guarantees offered Israel - especially in view of his quiet consent to placing the facility under a Turkish general.
So what exactly is the missile shield meant to guard against - if not Iran?

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Wen Jiabao
Chinese Fighter-Bombers in the Skies of Iran and Turkey
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 15, 2010

China has decided to throw its military support behind Iran and the radical Middle East camp it leads including Syria and Turkey. Beiijng likes the Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's plan for reviving the Non-Aligned Movement established in the 1950s.

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Chinese Air Force Su-27 warplane
Chinese warplanes make Mid East debut in Turkey and Iran
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report October 12, 2010

The arrival of a new Middle East player has startled Washington and Jerusalem: debkafile's military sources disclose that when Turkish Prime Minister Tayyep Erdogan met Syrian president Bashar Assad in Damascus Monday, Oct. 11, they talked less about the Kurdish question and more about the role China is willing to play in the military-intelligence alliance binding Syria, Iran and Turkey. Chinese warplanes took part in Turkey's recent air maneuver after breaking their journey to refuel in Iran.

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Turkish Colonel C.
Erdogan Charges Traitorous Military Chiefs with Sabotaging Kurdish War
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 22, 2010

The Turkish prime minister is going to extreme lengths to blacken his military commanders, such as plotting to overthrow his regime and sabotaging the war against Kurdish rebels, reaching as high as the chief in staff.

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Greek FM George Panadreou shows interest
Israel loses Turkey, gains Greece as strategic partner
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly July 4, 2010

Israel has finally moved on from its fractured relationship with Turkey. The Israeli Minister of Trade and Labor Minister, Binyamin Ben-Eliezer's last-ditch bid to save the relationship by meeting Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutolu last week was a flop.  But Israel has meanwhile welcomed Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou's interest in slotting Athens into Ankara's place as Israel's strategic partner in the region.

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Barack Obama and Recep Erdogan
Any Deals with Turkish Prime Minister Coldly Rejected
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report July 2, 2010

Obama got no answers when he challenged to Erdogan to state if was loyal to the West or his new radical friends led by Iran. He found the Turkish prime minister all fired up to continue his campaign against Israel.

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Abdullah Gul
Works on New Bloc Segregated from America's Influence
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 18, 2010

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Erdogan is determined to lead an anti-Western, anti-Israel Muslim bloc of nations, but has still to choose his senior partner - Iran or Egypt.

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Turkish PM Recept Tayyip Erdogan, aspiring leader of all Muslims
Turkey and Israel in overt-covert fight to the finish
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 17, 2010

Ankara is leading a Muslim campaign for a worldwide boycott to strangle Israel. Jerusalem declares the Turkish IHH, a vital prop of its Islamic regime, a terrorist organization as dangerous as al Qaeda.
DEBKA-Net-Weekly, in its latest issue out Friday, looks at the overt battle of wills, watched helplessly from Washington - but also into the shadows, where NATO's only Muslim member is locked in clandestine combat with the Jewish state.
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Ahmadinejad to Erdogan: Now it's our turn to challenge Israel
Iran's Gaza-bound ships ready for clash with Israel - Ahmadinejad
DEBKAfile Special Report June 8, 2010

Iran's Mahmoud Ahmadinejad assured Turkish leaders whom he met in Istanbul Tuesday, June 8 that Iranian "aid" vessels heading for Gazan waters within days will not shrink from a head-on clash with Israel.  On the Turkish-Israeli conflict, he said it would "change many issues in the world and mark the final countdown for Israel's existence."
debkafile reports Iranian and Turkish leaders agreed to synchronize the hoped-for clash with the Security Council sanctions vote - as a stunt for heading it off.

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Turkish prime minister squares off against Israel
Turkey and Israel close to brink
DEBKAfile DEBKA Weekly June 2, 2010

The war projected between Israel and the Iran-led bloc of Syria, Hizballah and Hamas is suddenly overshadowed by Turkish-Israeli hostilities over a deadly Israeli commando raid on an aid flotilla from Istanbul. Against the US president Barack Obama's bid to bridge the rift, Turkish generals are drawing up plans to break Israel's Gaza blockade and avenge 9 deaths, while Israel is bound by its war on terror to thwart them. DEBKA-Net-Weekly offers details of their preparations on the brink. To subscribe to DEBKA-Net-Weekly, click here

 

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Turkish terrorists beat up Israel troops
Turkey, Israel near clash after terror cell exposed on flotilla. Israel flies embassy families out
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report June 2, 2010

To stop the flotilla crisis from spinning out of control, US president Barack Obama asked Israeli PM Binyamin Netanyahu to release all the remaining passengers without delay. His bid for Turkish restraint drew from PM Recep Erdogan the threat that if America did not punish Israel, Turkey would. Israel began evacuating diplomats' families from Turkey. Passengers said an al Qaeda-linked cell had imposed a quasi-military regimen aboard the Turkish Marmora.

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Israel commandos board boat in pro-Palestinian flotilla
Nine activists killed in flotilla raid, ten Israeli soldiers injured
DEBKAfile Special Report May 31, 2010

Turkey threatens reprisals, Greece halts joint maneuver with Israel over Israeli naval commando action which killed 9 activists aboard the pro-Palestinian flotilla lead boat  80 miles out at sea. Casualty figures still not confirmed. Passengers attacked the soldiers, opened fire with gun snatched from a soldier and wielded knives and iron bars. The soldiers shot back after 10 were injured. Helicopters ferried all the casualties to Israeli hospitals. Nationwide alert for disturbances declared in Israel and around its borders. 

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Turkish Chief of Staff Gen. Ilker Basburg
Israel braces for Turkish, Hizballah, Hamas reprisals. Greece halts joint drill
DEBKAfile Special Report May 31, 2010

debkafile's military sources report Israeli concerns that on top of strong diplomatic reprisals, Turkey may resort to military steps along with Hizballah and Hamas for the Israel Navy's seizure Monday, May 31, of the Turkish vessel leading the flotilla in which 9 activists died, 33 injured.  Turkish chief of staff Gen. Ilker Basbug was recalled urgently to Ankara from a visit to Egypt after Ankara threatened "unprecedented and incalculable" reprisals. Greece halted its joint exercise with Israel in protest.

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Israel's Barak-8 naval shield
Israel will not sell Turkey advanced naval Barak-8 interceptor
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report April 27, 2010

Israel's advanced military hardware sales to Turkey are petering out under the impact of Tayyep Recep Erdogan's alignment with Syria and Iran and his poisonous attacks, with detrimental effect on the Turkish army's operational capabilities. debkafile sources report that Israel refused to sell the Turkish Navy the Barak 8 missile interceptor, whose radar provides warships with 360-degree coverage against incoming missiles or air attack. Its co-developer India is equally adamant against the sale.

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Recep Tayyip Erdogan
Is the Army Vanquished, Or Able to Fight Another Day?
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report March 5, 2010

The Turkish army, NATO's second largest, is showing little fight against the pro-Muslim Erdogan government's mass arrests of top military chiefs, past and present. Washington and Brussels ask which way it will jump in a war involving Iran.

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Turkey's ruling Muslim party: Israel military planted bugs at army HQ
DEBKAfile Exclusive Report January 28, 2010

Turkish prime minister Tayyip Recep Erdogan has engineered a fresh assault on the already crisis-laden relationship between Turkey and Israel by putting up members of his ruling AK Islamic party to accuse the Israel military of planting bugs at Turkish military headquarters in Ankara for covert surveillance on Iran and Syria.
Erdogan is determined to stamp out the last remnants of the once-warm ties between Turkish and Israeli generals.

 

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