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What Would Ataturk Do?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/leon-t-hadar/turkish-foreign-policy-israel_b_967100.html



Leon T. Hadar Journalist and foreign affairs analyst


Turkish Foreign Policy: What Would Ataturk Do?
Posted: 9/16/11 09:02 PM ET
ween Israel and Turkey over the raid on the Gaza "Peace Flotilla" had erupted last December, right-wing Israelis and American neoconservatives were promoting a new Grand Narrative: Turkey was joining forces with Iran and Syria in an anti-American and anti-Israeli Islamofascist Axis of Evil, seeking to destroy the Jewish State as part of a long-term strategy of re-establishing the Ottoman Empire and a Global Caliphate. Turkey was becoming the New Iran.
Indeed, according to a report in Haaretz, Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told his cabinet last January that Turkey was "consistently gravitating eastward to Syria and Iran rather than westward over the last two years" and that "the trend certainly has to worry Israel."

Moreover, Netanyahu pro…