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Fulfillment of a Destiny Already Formed

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Submitted by M. Tovey (United States), Apr 20, 2012 at 15:18

One might wonder that if Allenby had not marched into Jerusalem and effectively terminated a long-standing prominence of Turkey in the region, would these discussions even be taking place. Turkey has always been at the crossroads of history; and the current situation does not provide comfort that Turkey will again be proximal to the circumstances getting even worse as PM Erdogan continues his push for primacy in the region. Collusion with the Russian CIS will not help any.

The purported sophistication of Turkey's practice of Islamic politics as distinguished from that of Iran or Saudi Arabia should be understandable from the perspective that while it has been ninety or so years since the fall of the Ottomans, the underlying scheme of those former days of control have an appearance of being innate to the political desires of the AKP: but a caution, that the alleged sophistication seen inherent in the system allowed for a process that brought Turkey to its demise those so many decades ago.

An Egyptian perspective should be carefully examined to expose a fallacy; that what is good for Turkish ambitions in the Islamic world does not translate so easily for the Egyptians. Turkey has the cushion of Syria between her and Israel; Gaza is not so formidable.

So, what is the prediction for Turkey in the MIddle East-for Egypt? Like it says in the movie - so it has been written - so it will be done.

Submitting....

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Problem of conflict between Palestine and Israel [165 words]Sennari MasuyaJan 26, 2013 06:52202804
Akp is an islamist Party and a bunch of liars [1 words]ALPERJul 27, 2012 10:46197470
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7More than admiration [410 words]IanusApr 18, 2012 19:16195115
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View of Turkey [164 words]NazimApr 22, 2012 17:49195115
3Turkey - a staunch traitor [90 words]IanusApr 25, 2012 16:25195115
Turkey will always be considered a great Muslim nation [205 words]slayhyApr 28, 2012 14:45195115
1Is it possible? [106 words]AlexandrosApr 30, 2012 06:47195115
What was Turkey Before Constantine? [477 words]M. ToveyApr 30, 2012 15:27195115
3Predicting Middle Eastern Politics. Truth is so important for man. [204 words]AnneApr 16, 2012 08:56195114
8Changes are still coming [54 words]Michael Hanni MorcosApr 16, 2012 06:34195111

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