FM Davutoğlu has just stated that TRT is an autonomous institution and they cannot intervene. But this of course should mean Turkey cannot than be angry at other countries’ governments about anti-Turkish or anti-Islamic stuff. (Such as in the Danish Cartoon Crisis? )
Latest Crisis roundup:
“Don?t try this at home! (Turkey?s Gaza criticism panics Israel)
by Philip Weiss on October 15, 2009 · 10 comments
Look at the panic that Turkey is producing in its ally, Israel, by criticizing the country over Gaza. To its credit, Turkey is livid about Gaza. It has responded to a real event (a massacre) with real action. Turkey is about to air a TV series depicting Israeli soldiers as brutal murderers; and the foreign minister of the Jewish state is angry.”
The ?clash of interests? in foreign policy is what caused the break between Ankara and Tel Aviv. Israel wants to strike Iran the same way it recently carried out an air strike on Syria, which is partially under Israeli occupation.
Policy Brief (European Policy Centre), October 2009
By Amanda Akçakoca
The past decade has seen a fundamental shift in Turkey?s foreign policy: it is now more pro-active, assertive and independent; less focused on traditional hard power and more on a ?diplomacy-first? approach. This Policy Brief by Amanda Akçakoca argues that while Ankara is focusing more its own neighbourhood, its role as a key regional player and upgrading relations with Russia, it is unlikely to adopt an anti-Western foreign policy given the solid ties it has built with NATO, the US and the EU.