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TURKEY, WHERE TO. Ghassan Kadi June 2011

Turkey, Where to

June 13, 2011
Ghassan Kadi

Turkey has been welcomed back in the Middle East politics after it woke up to the fact that Ataturk's dream of making Turkey a part of the West was not possible. All the way from shunning Perez to his stand agianst Israel's attack on Mavi Marmara, Erdogan has gained a lot of popularity in the Arab and Moslem worlds. My question is why did he single out Sarajevo, Beirut, Damascus and the Palestinian cities? Am I being paranoid in seeing that he deliberately named cities of high Sunni population? The Middle East needs Turkey back, but couldn't Turkey just be a regional secular power?
(See link below re: Erdogan's election speech)

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