THE SOONER THE BETTER.
AS LONG AS TURKEY IS IN NATO, THE USA WON'T ATTACK IRAN.
WHICH IS FINE WITH OBAMA,. I BETCHYA.
In a flurry of speeches and meetings — and one meeting that did not happen — the Turkish president, , defended his country’s close ties to Iran, proclaimed Turkey’s intention to become a leader in the Muslim world, and spurned an attempt to mend fences with Israel over its deadly raid on an aid bound for Gaza....TURKEY IS NOT AN ALLY TO THE WEST.
... Israeli officials reached out to Turkey to arrange a meeting this week between Mr. Gul and the Israeli president,, in New York. But it collapsed amid Israeli claims that Turkey had demanded an apology from Mr. Peres for the flotilla raid and Turkish claims that Mr. Gul had no time – all of which inflamed a sore that the Israelis hoped had been gradually healing.
Turkey’s leaders made no apologies, saying they did not start the fight with Israel. Nor are they shy about Turkey’s ambitions, declaring that its status as a Muslim democracy, its growing economy, and its location at the hinge of Europe and Asia should make it a central player in resolving problems like the Iranian nuclear program and the Middle East conflict.
“If you look at all the issues that are of importance to the world today,” Mr. Gul said in an interview with The New York Times on Tuesday, “they have put Turkey in a rather more advantageous position.”
WE SHOULD TREAT THEM ACCORDINGLY.
IT'S DELUSIONAL NOT TO TREAT THEM ACCORDINGLY.