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Clinton’s visit and then Obama’s would be visit in a month are perceived as a sign for better days between these two countries. It is yet to be seen whether Mr. Obama will take Turkey to talk to Islamic World. I believe it is still early to think Turkey as the heart of Islamic World. Turkey’s new foreign policy aims at that but Turkey is still alien to most of the Islamic World. But who will represent the "Islamic World"? Saudi Arabia is moving to the leadership of Middle Eastern Arabic countries but that does not represent Islamic World itself. An Islamic World possible? There certainly a problem of representation…


Obama says ’Yes we can’ to Turkey

ANKARA – US Secretary of State Clinton’s visit promises a ’good beginning’ for Washington and Ankara, as the NATOallies develop a real strategic partnership. This new era will be heralded by US President Obama’s visit to Turkey, expected next month

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By Scott Wilson

President Obama will visit Turkey at the end of his European trip next month, a decision that reflects the moderate Muslim nation’s central place in his emerging diplomatic approach to the Islamic world.

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In Columnists

In a move that surprised many, US Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton, who paid a working visit to Turkey on Saturday, announced that newly elected US President Barack Obama will pay a visit to Turkey within a month.

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In Columnists

I must admit that I was caught by surprise. US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton’s announcement during her visit to Ankara that President Barack Obama will visit Turkey next month is a crucial turning point in Turkish-American relations.

Interview With Mehmet Ali Birand of Kanal D TV

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By yuvakuran

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By Internation Musing

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Beautiful American

By Turkish Digest

"Beautiful American
Published: 3/9/2009

BY TAHA AKYOL
MILLIYET- I’m sure US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton boosted the US image in Turkey. Obviously, she’s a smiling and warm person. So what about her background? After attending her meetings, Ahmet Davutoglu, a top foreign policy advisor to the prime minister, said that Clinton had first gained great political experiences as the first lady, then as senator, and finally as a presidential candidate. Davutoglu added that she had long been interested in foreign policy and that her power comes not from her name, but her background.

Euronews to launch Turkish service in 2010

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In Op-Ed

TEL AVIV — Ever since Turkey’s establishment as a republic, the country has oscillated between the Western-oriented heritage of its founder, Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, and its eastern, Ottoman legacy.

Turkey, Israel in secret talks for swift end to diplomatic crisis – report

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