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Turkey will get this one right.

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Submitted by Nazim (Azerbaijan), Jun 25, 2012 at 10:31

Sorry to interject again, and I hope not too rudely. I am of the opinion that Republic of Turkey represents Western interests and US and Turkish interests are to see bloody Syrian regime go, and prevent a Salafi influence are from set of ideology shared by West. Republic of Turkey shares all basic tenets of European ideology and progressive development.

I understand your prediction about a future Turkish threat but these are conjectures ... in my humble opinion. Plus recent event is not a Turkish provocation but (perhaps) a hidden NATO strategy to remove a Syrian regime and provoke a reaction - i for one do not think that Turkey is the sole party behind this as you seem to imply. Turkey is a stalwart NATO member and I repeat again - Turkey is West.

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