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Thoughts on the Turkish foreign policy and the Syrian incident

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Submitted by Albert (Greece), Jul 2, 2012 at 08:59

For any individual familiar with the turkish methods of foreign policy the turkish threatening, shouting, together with most of the other rather unconventional approaches they occasionaly follow inorder to promote their interests do not appear to be serious, important or even alerting at all. This "barking dog" technique remains unchanged since the early days of the ottoman empire and therefore it's simply predictable. Two exceptions occured in the cases of the Cyprus and Asia Minor invasions but those cases are very complicated to discuss herein. If the turks really wanted to harm Syria they would simply cut the water supply from the Ataturk dam in northern euphrates river.

You see, while the rest of the world is facing "energy issues" Syria, and not just Syria, has serious water issues. As a closing remark, I would like to mention that the issue of handling the Euphrates waters remains pending for many years now. All of the above simply represent my own opinion and critisism is always welcome.

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