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Revisiting Turkiye's Potentially Contentious Collaborations in a Middle East No One Seems to Find Where the Middle Ground Lays - Who WIll Dominate

Reader comment on item: Do NATO and Turkey Have a Future Together?
in response to reader comment: Questioning Motives Regarding Keeping Close to Turkiye is Necessary Evil to Prevent Surprises

Submitted by M Tovey (United States), Nov 1, 2022 at 11:24

Dr, Pipes reminds of history's more recent collapse of an empire that was the successor entity to centuries of conquest based upon exascerbated religious antipathies and decimations of entire societies, somthing that both word wars were thought to have mitigated to some extent: and yet here the world totters again at the brink of exterminating activities by which one might surmise that humanity has lost any sense of how to live in peace.
We focus on Turkiye for the cause of its location to start, being a focal point of battles between the continents of Europe and Asia and for other incidental aspects of religious note where it can be determined that Christianity's springboard to spreading the Gospel message was rooted in the seven letters to the churches that were historically located there. In the subsequent centuries, Islam made it a priority to erase that legacy and to the extent that such connections might be made, PM Erdo─čan is on his own mission to make Turkiye the empire it once was; and if alliances with the Iranian Islamic Regime and with the Russian help accomplish that objective, world observers need not be surprised.
The cautionary tale here is that the world is not ready for such acrimonious posturing and the inevitability of it triggering the worse objectives of the malicious actors in the region is extermely high. Given that the United States has done nothing recently but to incite the underlying current of rebellion to a peaceful solution places any alliances with NATO or the United Nations in severe jeopardy and as always, Israel gets targeted again.
Considering the remembrance of Turkiye's past and the propensity for its border issues gettng out of hand, what are the odds this still requires close observation to keep from being surprised again.


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