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Israel lost Turkey - the world still has it.

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Submitted by Ghulam Muhammed, Mumbai (India), Jun 11, 2010 at 09:55

Israel lost Turkey. The rest of the world has not lost Turkey. It is the tunnel vision of Jewish, Israelis that always puts their own vision, away and apart from rest of the world. As far as media impression are concerned, Israel's arrogance and derogatory attitude towards Turkey's current leaders, that triggered the crisis in the first place. The way interior minister and the President of Turkey treated Turkeys leaders and their diplomats, the proud Turkish are bound to react --- even for nothing, at least to save face in the comity of Muslim and Arab nations of the world as well as their own constituency at home. Israel wants Turkey to become its vassal, while Turkey has its own independent assessment of how problems in the area should be addressed. Over all, Turkey dis try to enhance peace prospects. And it did not work at cross purposes with Israel, as far as peace in the region is concerned. It is Israel that worked out of sheer hate and misplaced sense of superiority syndrome that is eroding Israel's friend and sympathizer circle. The very use of Dr. Pipes' question - who lost Turkey - shows up the narrow and exaggerated nature of analysis that has become of the bane of Jewish and Israeli thinking.

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