Erdogan: Turkey to join sanctions against Syria
AFP and Ynetnews
Published: 21.09.11, 13:41
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1. Is he trying too loose friends faster than Israel
Eric ,   Tel Aviv & NY   (09.21.11)
Lets see, He breaks ties with Israel and threatens military action of Gaza flotillas He threatens Cyprus with military action over American company drilling for gas He threatens the EU with cutting relations if Cyprus gets the symbolic EU Presidency in July He threatens Syria He threatens the Kurds in Turkey and Iraq and attacks both communities Who is next on his deflect people from Turkey's failing economy (debt is almost as bad as Greece with less growth).
stude ham   (09.21.11)
3. ..yes but has Erdy defriended Assad on Facebook?...
jonathan ,   london/ israel   (09.21.11)
4. Free Kurdistan!
gene   (09.21.11)
How is the PKK more of a terrorist group tthan Hamas, Hizbollah, and the IHH?!! T
5. #1; Eric, WHAT WORRIES ME...
Mark from Georgia ,   USA   (09.21.11)
Actually what worries me about this article, is that Obama has cut some deal with Turkey. It sounds as if he is getting Turkish support against Syria, for what exactly, I'm not sure yet. Although I'm fairly certain it will include drones from the USA at a minimum. If this article is correct, to help Turkey fight the PKK also was part of the commitment. How this pans out with regard to Israel I'm not sure. If we see Erdogan pull back on the rhetoric against Israel that might tell us something. But Erdogan would ratchet it up first (the anti-Israel rhetoric) so no linkage would made. Otherwise politically Erdogan gets labeled as a puppet or stooge of Israel and the USA. Time will tell, but it will be soon is all I know. Then we'll know what deal Obama just made.
6. 1 some facts
anton ,   istanbul turkey   (09.21.11)
He didint break ties alone israel wanted it accly its best for both country Turkey doesnt even recognize greek cyprus so i dont understand how cyrpus is turkeys friend and turkey lost it He didint threaten EU what he said was untill greek cypriots presidency ends we wont do anyting with EU meaning doin noting about EU accession bid which is thankfully dead already :) He didint threaten syria even with all western pushing him to take military action and let me point out that EU USA is also does same thing so why dont u just for a moment stop and read what u are saying man :) He doesnt threaten kurds in turkey dont u know that kurds voted for him i bet you dont :) btw by kurd community in iraq you mean pkk right ? :) lastly turkeys economy is nowhere anywere greece in fact its opposite but hey if its convenient for you u are free to think that way and be happy ;) 3 cheers for israel to make this one published
7. the kaliph wants to get noticed
zionist forever   (09.21.11)
Kaliph Erdogan wants Obama to notice him and treat him as one of the good guys rather than the man who is trying to start WW3. Obama should remember that American voters have no love for Erdogan nor do they care much for Syria so getting to friendly with Erdogan is not going to win him any votes. If he does though chose Erdogan's side when it comes to the problems between Israel and Turkey because he wants support against Syria then its something Obama does at his own risk.
8. Funny
Lou ,   Bucharest, Romania   (09.21.11)
finally the interest - that is capturing the Arab sympathy - gets some sense in this peculiar character's mind
9. "Neighboring Turkey alarmed"
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. /   (09.21.11)
I can tell you why. Thousands of Syrian refugees from the internal turmoil are pouring over the border into Turkey. The United Nations' vehicles in place to deal with refugees are 100% invested in the ersatz "Palestinian" displaced persons, so no money there. The West has its own economic woes to deal with and cannot commit any funding. So the burden falls upon Turkey. Perhaps Turkey can prevail upon its new best friend, Iran, to cough up some cash, or perhaps it can ask the Saudis or Kuwaitis to help their brother Arabs. Snicker. Good luck with that one.
Ian ,   Newcastle upon Tyne   (09.21.11)
.....from behind. What a clown!!HA HA HA HA HA.....!! THREE CHEERS FOR ISRAEL!!!
Mark ,   t.a. Israel   (09.21.11)
12. #1, I very much hope, that he will invade Iran !
Chris Rettenmoser ,   Bayerisch Gmain Germ   (09.21.11)
13. To: No. 6
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.21.11)
If Turkey does not recognize Greek Cyprus, then there is no need for Greek Cyprus to share the natural gas with Turkey, right?
14. Considering sanctions? how many does br Assad need to kill?
PETER SM ,   AUSTRALIA   (09.22.11)
15. Anton 3 cheers to Israel
David Israel ,   New York, USA   (09.22.11)
Because Israeli media is free and allows comments that are unfavorable to Israel. Journalist are not sent to Jail for what they write even in war time. A journalist like Amira Hass can trash Israel In a manner that if a Turkish journalist would write similar articles not only he would end up at Silivri but he would ba considered a trItor by all. As far as the Kurdish vote, the fact is that most provinces in the south east voted for Independent Kurt candidates. Most of these cities have Kut mayors.
16. Turkey is encircling Israel and some are still sleeping
Ibrahim ,   Turkey   (09.22.11)
Turkey wants a pretext to attack Syria and occupy it, either directly or by the installation of a proxy government. This way it will kill two birds with one stone. It would close all PKK camps in Syria and also be in close proximity to Israel/Palestine. There is only so much that aerial refueling tankers (KC-135's) can do. The best is having air fields in close proximity.
17. What a puffed up nothing
Bad assed Jew. ,   United States   (09.22.11)
much ado about puffing. Have you ever seen such a perverse ego? I know there can be no greater hypocrite alive, ask any Armenian, Kurd, Cyprian, etc. Turkey sux. Her hands are dripping in blood.
18. anton turkey another fact
Bad assed Jew. ,   United States   (09.22.11)
we believe our G-d when He tells Abraham, "He who blesses you, I will bless he who curses you I will curse." G-d bless America. G-d bless Israel.
19. To: No. 16
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (09.22.11)
And you think that Israel will sit by calmly and let Turkey invade Syria so that the Iranians can just walk right in? Guess again.
20. Israel has zero influence in this part of the ME.
Ibrahim ,   Turkey   (09.23.11)
Erdogan controls the Syrian street. People have already been hanging Turkish flags up in Damascus.
21. #18 Where was God during the holocaust?
Ibrahim ,   Turkey   (09.23.11)
6 million innocent men woman and children perished at the hands of the Nazis....I ask you where was god?
georgette ,   ME   (09.23.11)
Turks! Get rid of this inflated and querulent troublemaker, before it's too late. He is leading Turkey to absolute isolation and agony.
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