Forced from Damascus, Hamas establishing itself in Turkey
Alex Fishman
Published: 25.02.15, 00:47
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1. Not the wisest course
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.25.15)
Turkey could well find itself expelled from NATO. I guess the Turks have to ask themselves if sponsorship and support of an acknowledged terrorist organization is worth losing its membership in NATO. The injunction against doing business with a terrorist entity, or providing banking services for a terrorist entity, and the like. And Turkey can certainly no longer be a part of NATO. I guess they're still smarting over the humiliation of the MAVI MARMARA.
2. Good For Many Reasons
Yishai Kohen ,   YeShA, Israel   (02.25.15)
First of all, that's farther away from Israel, and secondly because if they carry out terror in Turkey, the Turks know how to deal with them.
3. Iranian arrangement
FeelSickEurope   (02.25.15)
To create trouble in NATO on the cheap. Who wants to bother friendly Iran?
4. I heard on grapevine that Hamas is applying to join NATO?
Alan ,   SA   (02.25.15)
5. To: No. 3
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.25.15)
There are deadly viruses more friendly and playful than Iran. Israel certainly knows. The Kingdom certainly knows. The UAE certainly knows. Let's see what happens, now that the United States has been punked out by Obama and his lap dog, Kerry. Plenty of governments with money, ability and access who are more than ready to bother "friendly Iran."
6. Azerbaijan InfluencingTurkey
Shegetz ,   USA   (02.25.15)
Why can't Israel's buddy Azerbaijan influence Turkey in Israel's favor ?
7. I have it from....
Toledano Jean-Pierre ,   Israel   (02.25.15)
I hope that it is clear now for everyone. Erdogan was and is still a muslim brother with connections to the Grey Woplves. So, it's normal that he supported and still supports Hamas. To nr 4: Yeah, maybe, with the help of Denmark, Norway, Belgium, France,... and the USA under Obama... Shhtt, say it to nobody: I have it from Snowden!
8. And applying to join EU
9. Paris-Tokyo-New York: just like Chanel, only different smell
10. To: Yishai at No. 2
Sarah B ,   U.S.A. / Israel   (02.25.15)
Hamas won't bite the hand that feeds them. Just the way they didn't bite the Qataris. Hamas is out of Qatar. Turtkey is Hamas' new Qatar. But not nearly as wealthy. The NATO bases are going to go and with them, a lot of revenue that the Turks need desperately, its economy currently circling the bowl. Hamas may even provide "security" for the Turkish government, what with the growing civil unrest in Turkey. For the record, Turkey can't deal with anything. Remember when the Turkish Air Force bombed its own naval vessels in Cyprus in 1974? That was a Kodak moment. I suppose the Turks have forgotten all about how it was the Israeli Navy that pulled all those Turkish sailors out of the sea .... Besides, it doesn't really matter where Hamas leadership kicks back and lives in obnoxious luxury. Doesn't mean that there still isn't a great deal of work to do with respect to Gaza. That's an open sewer. And Hamas does not care about cannon fodder; they create it deliberately. Fundraising. Fundraising. Turkey is hardly Qatar.
11. #1 - Sarah
Maurice ,   Montreal   (02.27.15)
Unfortunately, because Turkey controls the Bosphorus which is the only marine access to the Black Sea, Nato which would not want to lose this strategic access, will not kick out Turkey. Erdo─čan knows that the strategic importance of Turkey's location between Europe and Asia is something he count on to get away with all his islamofascist actions and terrorist support.
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