When Barack Obama took the podium before Turkey’s parliament in April 2009, in his first overseas trip as president, he delivered a speech that echoed much of the happy talk that has characterized U.S. rhetoric toward Turkey over the past decade. “Turkey is a critical ally. Turkey is an important part of Europe. And Turkey and the United States must stand together — and work together to overcome the challenges of our time.”
One of the WikiLeaked cables refers to Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu as an “exceptionally dangerous” Islamist influence on the Turkish government. That’s a label that the foreign minister embraces — with a slight modification.
Leaked cables reveal close US interest in Turkish coup plans
The coup allegations have served as fodder for the Ergenekon prosecution team and some of the plots have been included in the formal indictments against
Is WikiLeaks the English ‘Ergenekon’?
Hurriyet Daily News
I think the Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu analysis, Turkish foreign policy dreams, the “brother” Azeri President İlham Aliyev’s disliking Turkish
US Secretary of State Clinton met Monday with the Turkish foreign minister to discuss the massive leak of U.S. documents, her first face-to-face damage-control effort.
Turkey signifies Armenia but fears Azerbaijan’s reaction
… in “Caucasus Platform” but Turkey fears Baku’s negative reaction, the information is leaked from US State Department documents published by WikiLeaks
‘Souring’ Israel-Turkey relationship seen in WikiLeaks trove
Los Angeles Times
Hours before an annual joint military exercise was to begin in June 2009, Turkey booted Israel from the event. But American diplomats persuaded Turkey to
Turkey’s Foreign Minister Welcomes WikiLeaks Challenge
Voice of America
Referencing the massive release of US diplomatic cables by WikiLeaks, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said his country would have no problem if
WikiLeaks: The must-have weapons and the countries that want them
One cable said Turkey “requested the sale of armed MQ-9/Reaper UAVs, which will be a challenge to fulfill.” The UAE also wanted UAVs, in particular American
‘Israel could hit Iran sans US help’
Key regional US ally Turkey is in the spotlight in the wake of the latest Wikileaks dump of more than a quarter million documents, including thousands of