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The Caucuses conflict explained

May 5, 2009 | Comments Off

Middle East Times

By Tulin Daloglu

Of the many troubles plaguing the Greater Middle East, none is more complex than the one opposing Turkey, Armenia and Azerbaijan. Or should that read the conflict between Turkey,
Azerbaijan and Armenia:

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This Isn’t Your Mother’s Turkey

Feb 6, 2009 | Comments Off

Middle East Times

By TULIN DALOGLU

Anger is rarely seen as a virtue of leadership. There are exceptions. When Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan lost his temper and stormed off stage during a discussion on Gaza at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, many Turks thought him to be a hero. The Arab streets followed suit. It was almost as though Erdogan had rehearsed his clash with Israeli President Shimon Peres to gain attention in the Muslim world.

“When it comes to killing, we know how you do it well,” Erdogan told Israeli President Shimon Peres. Erdogan claimed his reaction was over the humanitarian situation in Gaza.

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