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A 180 turn ?

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Submitted by Ianus (Poland), Jul 23, 2010 at 06:41

Anne-USA wrote :

"Shocking that in just a short time, Turkey who had shown fairness to Israel in the past, has done a 180 turn."

Has it done it ? As far as I remember in the autumn of 1947 Turkey did vote against the creation of the state of Israel . It didn't allow its numerous volunteers ready to fight for Allah's cause against the Jews to go to Palestine in 1948 only because it was afraid of the foreseeable violent reaction in America which was protecting Turkey against the Soviet Union at that time . When one disregards the recent pro-Turkish propaganda and lobbying in America and Israel and considers the whole thing from a longer perspective the Turkish volte-face is neither so radical nor so shocking , I am afraid .

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