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Iran and its neighbors; Looking for a new horizon

Jun 19, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

Sir Winston Churchill once said, “It’s a mistake to try to look too far ahead. The chain of destiny can only be grasped one link at a time.” There is so much speculation about whether or not the United States is preparing a military strike against Iran, and it assumes that Iran has embarked upon a uranium enrichment program necessary to build a nuclear weapon. However, there is still room for diplomacy to work. The reason for that is clear from the perspective of Muslims in the Middle East: In asymmetrical warfare, the key to victory is to win hearts and minds.

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Three-way ties; Kurds in middle of U.S.-Turkey relations

Jun 12, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

It happened again. Last Wednesday the Associated Press reported that several thousand Turkish troops had crossed into Northern Iraq to chase the PKK – separatist Kurdish terrorists who operate from bases there. The story turned out to be untrue.

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Infighting in Turkey; Where will voters turn next?

Jun 5, 2007 | Comments Off

The Washington Times

BYLINE: By Tulin Daloglu, SPECIAL TO THE WASHINGTON TIMES

In 2002, Turkey elected the parliament that decided against giving the United States a northern front into Iraq over four years ago. The parliament chosen in this year’s election will decide how – or whether – Turkey will cooperate with the United States on Iran.

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