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Turks’ dilemma; How to handle Kurd terrorists

Jul 25, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In the midst of the dangerous escalation in the Middle East, President Bush and Secretary of State Condoleezza Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice have assured their Turkish counterparts that the United States will not allow the separatist Kurdish terrorists to infiltrate Turkey via northern Iraq. But last week, 15 members of the Turkish security force died in PKK attacks, bringing the total number of Turks killed or wounded by the PKK to nearly 2,000 since the group unilaterally ended its cease-fire in 2003.

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Can Washington trust Turkey?; Recent behavior raises serious questions

Jul 18, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Turkey may have a significant role to play in helping calm tensions and attacks between Israel and Lebanon. The questions are how Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sees the big picture and the degree to which Iran has egged on the recent escalation.

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Washington, Ankara chart a course for the future

Jul 11, 2006 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Anyone who understands the significance of Turkey’s secular democracy needs to pay attention to two things that happened last week.
In a photo opportunity with Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul last week, Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice said: “[W]e will issue shortly a statement of the strategic vision for U.S.-Turkish relations. It is indeed a relationship that has a great deal to contribute to regional stability and indeed to global stability.”

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