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He has to be here as the conspiratorial provocations emerge.

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Hürriyet comments on the body language of two leaders. Here are 19 photos to comment.

Turkish Ambassador to US Resigns:

Nabi Sensoy, Turkish Ambassador to the US since 1966, reportedly resigned on Tuesday and asked to be reassigned, three months short of his retirement. No official reason has been given, but Turkish newspapers report that Ambassador Sensoy had been asked by Ankara to forward a request to the White House that the Turkish ambassador also attend the meeting between Prime Minister Erdogan and President Obama, but that Sensoy did not do so. (click here, in Turkish). OR that Sensoy had been asked by Ankara to set up the meeting to also include Ahmet Davutoglu and Hillary Clinton, that the US administration refused this format, and that Davutoglu had blamed Sensoy. (This is all unconfirmed gossip.)

The Erdoğan-Obama duo defines ?model partnership?

by İBRAHİM KALIN
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s visit to Washington this week comes at a critical time in Turkish-US relations. Both leaders had thick folders under their arms when they met.

A guide to Turkey for Americans (I)

by İBRAHİM ÖZTÜRK
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan recently left for the US. Whenever a leader from Turkey leaves for the US, some developments take place and Turkey?s hand is weakened. Similar efforts were systematically exhibited inside and outside the country prior to Erdoğan?s visit.

No reapers but predators from US

by LALE KEMAL
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s meeting with US President Barack Obama on Monday appears to have been partially hijacked by issues related to terrorism.

Prime Minister Erdoğan in the China store

by RADİKAL CENGİZ ÇANDAR
In his latest trip to Washington, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan used his visit as a tool to rain down criticism on Israel. It would be too optimistic to expect Washington to accept this.

Turkey-US ties: Truths and lies

by BÜLENT KENEŞ
Undoubtedly, the safest way to invalidate the efforts of those that pursue discord and subversion in the international arena is to engage in direct dialogue with the person you are addressing and make ineffective the ill-intention winds of lies that are blowing around.

PKK brings US and Turkey closer

by BERİL DEDEOĞLU
We witnessed numerous terror attacks in several cities last week in Turkey. The events started on the anniversary of the founding of the Kurdistan Workers? Party?s (PKK), and demonstrators used the occasion to protest Öcalan?s prison conditions. As a response, counter-demonstrations were organized by Turkish nationalist groups denouncing the PKK and the Democratic Society Party (DTP), and security forces intervened to control the situation.
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Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the lawmakers of his Islamic-rooted party at the parliament in Ankara, Turkey, Tuesday. Dec. 1, 2009. Turkey said late Wednesday that Turkish soldiers in Afghanistan will not be part of any combat operation.

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Obama, Erdogan discuss Armenian-Turkish relations – aysor.am – Hot news from Armenia

Sorting Through Erdogan’s Visit – The Washington Note

Israel Matzav: Obama bows to Erdogan

Obama Sees Role for Turkey in Iran Dispute

from NYT > Turkey by By REUTERS
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey was willing to help achieve a diplomatic solution to the struggle over Tehran?s nuclear ambitions.

FT.com / UK – Obama deepens ties with Ankara

President Obama holds media availability with Turkish Prime Minister – washingtonpost.com

Opinion: Explaining Turkey?s high-risk activism

WASHINGTON ? On Monday, Prime Minister Recip Erdogan of Turkey arrived in Washington trailing a list of actions designed to achieve ?zero problems? with his country?s neighbors. Considering how many immediate neighbors there are (seven) and who they are (e.g. Iran, Iraq, Syria, Armenia) this is a tall order. Ankara?s activism has raised the stakes in its own neighborhood and eyebrows in the United States.”

NKR ? core issue on Erdogan-Obama meeting agenda | News from Armenia – NEWS.am

Turkish P.M. in Washington As Turkey Looks East (Time Magazine)

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Washington to discuss Iran’s nuclear program, the war in Afghanistan and other issues. But the President also needs to convince him that Turkey must stay close to the U.S. and Europe even as it looks east

Turkey important player in Iran issue: Obama_English_Xinhua

Turkey’s Ties Raise Concerns In Washington (NPR)

from Yahoo news
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits President Obama at the White House Monday. Turkey is building stronger ties with Iran and that has raised concerns in Washington. Also the prime minister heads a party with Islamist roots ? a departure from decades of secular leadership in Turkey. That has some asking if the NATO member is titling East at the expense of the West.

Obama Asks Turkey?s Erdogan to Back Iran Sanctions (Update2) – Bloomberg.com

Is the US prepared to work with a Saddam of Turkey?

by İHSAN DAĞI

Turkish and American leaders are meeting today at the White House. There are areas of disagreement between the two countries, but there are also so many examples of cooperation that have been going on for decades and that are newly developing.

What?s next in Turkish-American relations?

by ÖMER TAŞPINAR

When Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan goes to the White House today he will soon figure out that the United States administration and US President Barack Obama are consumed by the recent decision to send 30,000 more troops to Afghanistan.

US-Turkey: a critical turning point

by YENİ ŞAFAK FEHMİ KORU

The US and Turkey were not the only ones that prepared for a meeting to take place between President Barack Obama and Prime Minister Recep Tayyp Erdoğan on Monday at the White House.

Barack Obama: imperial president, post-American world ,

from open Democracy News Analysis – by david hayes

Every president of the United States has to play chess on more than one board at a time. The difference between Barack Obama and his predecessors is that, in a multipolar world of 24/7 media, he is obliged to play blitz-chess.

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