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Feb 27, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Last week, Washington Post columnist David Ignatius wrote, “[T]he multi pronged squeeze on Tehran surprised President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and other Iranian officials, who seemed confident when I visited the country in September that they were in the driver’s seat and that it was the United States that was weakened and isolated.”

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Don’t protect the PKK; If U.S. won’t act against terror, Turkey will

Feb 20, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Winston Churchill once said, “The only statistics you can trust are those you falsified yourself.” As it made the case for the war in Iraq, the Bush administration learned not only that lesson, but also the heavy price of breaking its allies’ trust and compromising the United States’ moral authority.

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Shaded lenses; The view from Ankara

Feb 13, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

A new world is taking shape around war-torn Iraq, and the countries of the region do not directly stand up against the United States but are seeking alternative alliances as a result of its deterioration. There is no longer hope for colored revolutions, but “[t]hree potential tinderboxes in the Middle East,” according to Jordan’s King Abdullah II. “If I was to put it in [order of] priority,” he said at the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland, “I would say the Palestinians, the Lebanese and Iraq.”

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Solving the Kurdish problem; U.S. and Turkey have a host of joint decisions to make

Feb 6, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

At their meeting today in Washington, Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul will give Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice a clearer picture of a country in total disarray, confusion and uncertain of its next steps. This is a decisive year for Turkey, one in which its citizens will determine whether it will remain aligned with the West or take another path.

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