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Erdoğan says no rapprochement with Israel until end of Gaza embargo with ‘written protocol’

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Tuesday that a “written protocol” is needed for reconciliation with Israel and that Turkey will not sign any such protocol with Israel for rapprochement until Israel lifts its embargo on the Gaza Strip. … Continue reading

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Israeli apology and Turkey: At last, back to regional logic

  It is not just a relief for President Barack Obama and good news for the US Congress, but a major development that means an open path back to basics, which will be a major game-changer for the region. This … Continue reading

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U.S. Middle East non-policy: Nonsensical stay-away

    It is not for nothing that President Barack Obama’s upcoming visit to Israel and Jordan is described with concern from Beirut to London as nothing more than political tourism.   “Even those well-disposed towards Obama say he’ll be … Continue reading

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If Iraq is being pulled in …

While the US and the rest of the West remain in a frustrated search mode for a solution on how to deal with the Syrian nightmare, the conflict has now revealed one of its more worrisome aspects. In a well-coordinated … Continue reading

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