Erdoğan show in Egypt…

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks during the opening session of Arab League’s foreign ministers meeting at the League headquarters in Cairo September 13, 2011. Erdogan told a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday that the recognition of a Palestinian state was “not an option but an obligation”. Arab states will push for a fully fledged Palestinian state at the United Nations next week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 

Turkish PM pushes Palestine state

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan says recognition of a Palestinian state is an obligation not an option, and that Israel is a barrier to peace.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan arrives his meeting with Sheikh Ahmed El-Tayeb,Grand Sheikh of Al Azhar(not pictured) at his office in Cairo September 13, 2011. Erdogan aimed to capitalise on popular Arab support for his sparring with Israel and Arab regard for Turkey’s blend of Islam and democracy as a role model for movements that have toppled several Arab autocrats and threaten others. REUTERS/Mohamed Abd El-Ghany (EGYPT – Tags: POLITICS RELIGION)

 

Israel and Turkey: How a Close Relationship Disintegrated – Global Spin – TIME.com

Arab League foreign ministers listen to Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speech at their headquarters in Cairo September 13, 2011.Erdogan told a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday that the recognition of a Palestinian state was “not an option but an obligation”. Arab states will push for a fully fledged Palestinian state at the United Nations next week.

Which Turkish model for Egypt?

by JOOST LAGENDIJK

At the moment of writing this column, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is about to land at Cairo Airport, marking the beginning of a highly publicized Arab Spring tour that will take the Turkish leader to Egypt, Tunisia and Libya.

?Zero-problems policy? needs fine-tuning

by YAVUZ BAYDAR

?[The Turkish-Israeli crisis] signifies the coming of age of Turkey as a strategic power connecting the Middle East with Europe; it is Ankara?s declaration of independence in terms of its foreign policy.

 

The importance of Erdoğan?s tour

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s tour of Arab nations, including Egypt, Tunisia and Libya, where popular uprisings have recently ousted autocratic leaders, is seen as having great importance for these countries? transition to democracy and for Turkey?s supportive role in this difficult process.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) walks with Egyptian army commander General Hassan al-Roweny after his visit to the tomb of the late former President Anwar al-Sadat and the Unknown Soldier monument in Cairo September 13, 2011. Erdogan said he was concerned Syria could slip into civil war and that he wanted to deepen Ankara’s ties with Egypt, in an interview published by an Egyptian newspaper on Tuesday during his visit to Cairo.

 

Diplomatic hardball in the eastern Mediterranean

by AMANDA PAUL

With the ongoing turmoil in the Middle East, this is not the time for old allies, Turkey and Israel, to be at loggerheads, given that both are crucial to the long-term stability of this fragile region. While Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has told Israel that it is fortunate Turkey is a patient nation since Israel?s raid on a Gaza bound flotilla in 2010 was a cause for war, Israel continues to say the raid was justified.

 

After Turkey, PKK now also demanding apology from Israel – Haaretz Daily Newspaper | Israel News

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan shakes hands with Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby (R) during the opening session of Arab League’s foreign ministers meeting at the League headquarters in Cairo September 13, 2011. Erdogan told a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday that the recognition of a Palestinian state was “not an option but an obligation”. Arab states will push for a fully fledged Palestinian state at the United Nations next week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

The visit

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by DOĞU ERGİL

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayip Erdoğan has embarked on a three-country visit to Egypt, Tunisia and Libya. What could be the motives of such a visit and what can be said about its timing?

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visits the tomb of the late former President Anwar al-Sadat and Unknown Soldier monument in Cairo September 13, 2011. Erdogan said he was concerned Syria could slip into civil war and that he wanted to deepen Ankara’s ties with Egypt, in an interview published by an Egyptian newspaper on Tuesday during a visit to Cairo. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

Israel warns of ‘harsh’ consequences of Palestinian UN bid

by JERUSALEM – Agence France-Presse

Hardline Israeli Foreign Minister Avigdor Lieberman warned Wednesday there will be “harsh and grave consequences” if the Palestinians persist with their plan to seek UN membership as a state.

The intra-Turkish debate on the Mavi Marmara

by HDN

If there is any ?national? opinion in Turkey today, it is that Israel should have apologized for killing nine civilian Turks on the Mavi Marmara.

 

PM should import a piece of the Arab Spring for Kurds

by HDN

No doubt, throughout this week, all eyes will be on Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s four-day trip to Arab Spring countries and messages he will convey to the Muslim world as well as to Israel.

 

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan Welcomed in Egypt – TIME

Arabs are applauding but administrations skeptical

by HDN

The Prime Minister?s greeting when he landed in Cairo was featured as a victory in our media. I am sure the prime minister did not take very seriously the demonstration of love from thousands of Egyptians who were applauding and cheering him.

 

Even as He Clashes With Israel, Turkey’s Erdogan is Displacing Iran’s Influence

Turkey takes over the Arab Spring

from Yahoo news

Finally. Crystal clear. Someone finally said it – what the whole world, except Washington and Tel Aviv, knows in its collective heart; the recognition of a Palestinian state is “not an option but an obligation”.

 

When To Apologize, And When Not To | The Jewish Week

 

Turkey plays high-stakes game positioning itself at heart of Arab world

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Ian Black

PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has been lauded in Cairo for his bold stance against Israel ? but just how far will he go?

Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s speeches in Cairo were excellent platforms for Turkey’s campaign to become a bigger player in the Middle East ? against a backdrop of the momentous changes of the Arab spring and a rare sense of movement in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) is applauded by Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby (R) after his speech at the opening session of Arab League’s foreign ministers meeting at the League headquarters in Cairo September 13, 2011. Erdogan told a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday that the recognition of a Palestinian state was “not an option but an obligation”. Arab states will push for a fully fledged Palestinian state at the United Nations next week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 

Turkey strides down the Arab street | Brian Whitaker

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Brian Whitaker

Turkey is on a roll in the region, as many Arabs admire its political development ? but now it will have to start taking sides

At its peak, the Ottoman empire held sway over the entire Arab world. Even today, that legacy is difficult to ignore in Egypt: Ottoman architecture has left its mark on the skyline of old Cairo and Turkish words litter the local dialect.

Turkey’s PM rallies Arab world in Cairo with call for UN to recognise Palestine

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Jack Shenker

Analysts believe Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s Egypt visit is designed to strengthen Turkey’s influence in the region and isolate Israel

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) presents with the emblem of the Arab League to Arab League chief Nabil Elaraby after his speech at the opening session of Arab League’s foreign ministers meeting at the Arab League headquarters in Cairo September 13, 2011. Erdogan told a meeting of Arab League foreign ministers in Cairo on Tuesday that the recognition of a Palestinian state was “not an option but an obligation”. Arab states will push for a fully fledged Palestinian state at the United Nations next week. REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

 

Turkey PM tells Arabs: Israel has isolated itself

from Yahoo news

Turkey’s prime minister told Arab foreign ministers Tuesday that Israel has isolated itself and must “pay the price” after refusing to apologize for its raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla last year, as he launched a high-profile visit that underscored his nation’s rising standing in the Arab world.

Egypt: Turkey’s Response to Kurds Questioned as Erdogan Speaks in Cairo

by Ruwayda Mustafah

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