Part 2: Turkey related Cablegate news (#cablegate)

The long twilight of the U.S.-Turkey alliance – By David Kenner

from FP Passport by David Kenner

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.”

Davutoglu picks up and runs with ?dangerous man? moniker – David Kenner

from FP Passport by David Kenner

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
Today’s Zaman
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

Throwing caution to WikiLeaks wind

Nothing I?ve read so far on the whistle-blowing WikiLeaks website regarding the classified cables dispatched from the US Embassy in Ankara has surprised me. This may be because I have been privy to much more information than was detailed in these cables as part of my job as the bureau chief for Turkey?s largest-selling English daily, which enables me to have access to confidential information.

Turkish president questions WikiLeaks’ motivation

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The website WikiLeaks is systematically working toward a goal in its release of confidential documents, some of which may not be true, President Gül said Tuesday.

Aliyev?s true colors

US State Department documents shared with the public by WikiLeaks on Sunday are sure to grab the spotlight for quite some time.

Turkish opposition wants full explanation of leaks’ content

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Tuesday?s party meetings in the Turkish Parliament were dominated by discussion of the WikiLeaks documents.

Turkish papers pick and choose among WikiLeaks

from Hurriyet Dailynews
The diplomatic cables leaked by WikiLeaks dominated Turkish press headlines, though what newspapers chose to focus on often depended on their political leanings.

Turkey’s FM discusses leaked cables with Clinton

from Hurriyet Dailynews

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
CNN International
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’
Arab Times
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

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