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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.

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