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Excerpts from the Arab and Iranian Media & Analysis of US Policy in the Region

Does this make sense?

Tony Badran in foreign affairs! This is the insight:

“It seems clear that part of Turkey’s strategy is to consciously exploit, not solve, Middle Eastern conflicts.”

Is that clear? The reasoning…… a simplistic reversal:

“Davutoğlu and Erdoğan’s policy of non-alignment works to position Turkey as an intermediary between competing blocs — the Iranian alliance system, which includes Syria, and the U.S.-led system, which includes Egypt, Israel, and Saudi Arabia, among others. If Turkey were to actually succeed in reducing tensions between the two, its mediation would no longer be needed.”

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Written by nickbiddlenoe

August 22, 2011 at 8:56 pm

Posted in Uncategorized

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