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Turkey is still Okay with the West…..

ERDOGAN

[ Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the Turkish-Arab forum in Istanbul on Thursday. ]

They can take a breath in the EU and Washington…….

The Turks have calmed down…..

After the Israeli caper……

But Turkey will not vote for further sanctions against Iran…..

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Thursday dismissed as propaganda suggestions that Turkey’s government was abandoning its traditional Western alliances to turn East.

Addressing the Turkish-Arab Economic Forum in Istanbul, Mr. Erdogan said his government remained committed to taking Turkey into the European Union, but accused the EU of dragging its feet in membership negotiations, according to a translation of his speech by Anadolu Ajansi, the Turkish state news agency.

Mr. Erdogan also said Turkey voted on Wednesday against further sanctions on Iran at the United Nations Security Council because it “did not want to be part of a mistake……..

More…..

Note….Someone here mentioned the old Turkish-Ottermna Empire…….That was a long time agao…The Turks alternately fought…and allied itself and parts of its country with the Russians….

Turkey at its height in power in the 1500’s conquered most of modern-day Iran……..And Iran and Turkey are modern Muslim countries adjoining each other in the Middle East…..

Turkey has long had a strong relationship with Europe and was a founding memeber of the UN in 1945.

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June 11, 2010 - Posted by | Breaking News, Counterpoints, Government, Media, Men, Military, PoliticalDog Calls, Politics, Updates | , , , , ,

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