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Submitted by myth (Germany), Nov 5, 2009 at 07:53

Hello Havas, I totally agree that Turkey has a natural need for "real" politics with Syria and Iran regardless of today's overall situation. The don't-go-nuclear-game is of course as absurd as you describe. First the west does everything to stop a country from getting nuclear arms. Once that country has them it is treated with care. The argument that now that one country has it, the others must be allowed as well is a sort of kindergarden argument. It is not the first who steps over the line who is the one to define the rules. As for Turkey's real-life politics towards Syria and Iran I would ask the turkish government to question the legitimacy of those governments compared to the turkish. More important, the turkish government should use these relations to defend Israel. That would put them in a very strong position. My question to you is, is there anything in the turkish national identity that would make you want to be in NATO or on the side of Israel ?

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