Part 4: Turkey related Cablegate news (#cablegate)

Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan speaks at the opening of a new security office in Ankara, Turkey, Wednesday, Dec. 1, 2010. Erdogan reacted furiously to claims in a leaked U.S. State Department memo that he has money in Swiss bank accounts and said U.S. diplomats should be punished for allegations he branded as lies and gossip. The angry outburst broke from Turkey’s initial position to downplay the significance of leaks and statements that the documents would not affect Turkish and U.S. ties.? Read more »(AP Photo)

Turkey: Will WikiLeaks Cables Upset Status Quo in Ankara? |

Turkey to blacklist US diplomats for WikiLeaks revelations
Press TV
Turkey has slammed the US government for reports filed by its diplomats being revealed by WikiLeaks. Turkey’s prime minister has said he will sue those who

WikiLeaks: Russians intended to supply weapons to Kurds to destabilize Turkey
Information-Analytic Agency
As an example, he cited Kalashov, whom he said worked for Russian military intelligence to sell weapons to the Kurds to destabilize Turkey.

Turkey’s AKP mulls legal action, Israel denies connection to WikiLeaks
Turkey’s ruling party is preparing a legal action against leaked US cables as Israel denied any connection to whistleblower website WikiLeaks

Turkey is like Iran
According to WikiLeaks, Turkey transferred through its territory military and nuclear materials to Iran; Ankara itself reported that it engaged in joint Air

Ambassador: WikiLeaks material not to affect Azerbaijan-Turkey fraternal relations
Trend News Agency
“We do not establish ties based on the rumors and fantasy of WikiLeaks. Turkey and Azerbaijan are inseparable. Such publications will not harm
US asked Turkey to thwart arms transfer from Iran to Venezuela
Hurriyet Daily News
aerial vehicles to Venezuela via Turkey in violation of international sanctions, a new diplomatic cable released by the website WikiLeaks has revealed

Turkey: Pax Ottomana?

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White

And here is another, more detailed and, yes, excellent, article published in Foreign Affairs by Hugh Pope. Click here. An excerpt:

Turkish Ambassador Blew Whistle on Nuclear Co-operation

from Bianet :: English
According to a cable transmitted by US American diplomat Miles published by WikiLeaks, the former Turkish Ambassador to Ashgabat (Turkmenistan) filled Miles in on information on a nuclear co-operation between Russia, Turkmenistan and Iran.

Turkish PM’s WikiRage a legal non-starter

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Few legal avenues are likely available for Turkish PM Erdoğan?s threat to sue US diplomats over ?slanderous? comments in confidential State Department cables released by WikiLeaks. The Vienna Convention gives diplomats legal immunity, most experts say, noting that both US consent and evidence of intent would be required to pursue any kind of lawsuit

Russia, Turkey annoyed with U.S. over disclosures in Wikileaks documents

from Yahoo news
Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemn disparaging cables made public by WikiLeaks. Further international fallout is feared. The leaders of Russia and Turkey on Wednesday blasted the Obama administration over leaked U.S. diplomatic cables in the most concrete signs yet that the disclosures are rattling America’s strategic relationships.

Russia, Turkey blast U.S. over WikiLeaks disclosures
Chicago Tribune
Russia’s Vladimir Putin and Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdogan condemn disparaging cables made public by WikiLeaks. Further international fallout is feared.

WikiLeaks, Turkey: Turkish political parties decide to distance members from …
The Muslim News
The fact that Turkey has the biggest share in hundreds of thousands of US diplomatic cables leaked on Sunday has changed Turkish politicians’

Senior Turkey official says Israel behind WikiLeaks release
By Haaretz Service Tags: Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan WikiLeaks A senior Turkish official blamed Israel for the WikiLeaks release, Turkish daily Hurriye

Ali Hasanov: The materials released by WikiLeaks are provocative, the aim is …
?The materials released by WikiLeaks are provocative, the aim is to confront Azerbaijan and Turkey,? chief of socio-political department of the Presidential

Turkey Checks Leaked U.S. Cables Against Own Records – Bloomberg

Living with WikiLeaks by NACİ BOSTANCI

The news published on the WikiLeaks website is all over the world?s media. For several days, diplomats, politicians, and academics have been discussing how to make sense of these reports.

Thank you America

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by EMRE USLU
Since WikiLeaks released documents from American embassies around the world, naturally the media has been debating the substance everyone knows that there is critical information that are accurate and critical.


from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by ANDREW FINKEL
If you are not the sort of person who keeps your windows clean, you may be in a position to confirm or deny the conventional wisdom that there is only so much grime a pane of glass is able to accumulate before the dirt no longer sticks.

How to read the Wikileaks?

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by İBRAHİM KALIN
The fraction of cables from US embassies around the world leaked by WikiLeaks so far reveals no new information or shocking intelligence. Some US officials and commentators seem to take comfort in this and claim that the leaks will not hurt US diplomacy and foreign policy. This is too simplistic and naïve. US diplomacy and open intelligence sources will have to brace for a difficult period in international relations. The world will never be the same again after the leaks.

Motives behind the WikiLeaks release

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK
The US diplomatic cables which were released by the WikiLeaks continue to occupy Turkey?s agenda, prompting many to question the motivation behind the leak of these documents.

The US as a gossip

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Turkish Pre by ADEM YAVUZ ARSLAN
Turkey?s most important agenda item today is the US diplomatic cables that were posted by the online whistleblower WikiLeaks. When I took a look at those documents, I did not see anything ?very surprising.?

Feeling spurned by Turkey, Israel beefs up ties to Greece, others
been whispering for some time: that Israel’s long-touted partnership with Turkey is effectively broken. The cables, released by the WikiLeaks website,

WikiLeaks and law
Hurriyet Daily News
But I think our correspondents have a chance to do this because they are experienced in the Ergenekon gang and the Kurdish Communities Union, or KCK,

Probable impacts

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
The WikiLeaks will obviously make life rather difficult for all those members of the ruling AKP, deputies, advisers of the prime minister and Cabinet members, among others.

The Leak in Review

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

It’s been three days since the Wikileaks diplomatic cables release and it’s hard to imagine things going back to the way they were before. How could they now that we know that diplomats say one thing in public and different, much blunter things, in private; that the Arab states, from Egypt to the Gulf, are itching for the United States to take out Iran’s nuclear program; that Israeli officials believe Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan “hates” their country; and that the Turkish leader may have eight secret bank accounts in Switzerland (OK, on that count, maybe there is something to these leaks after all).

Turkey gets most from WikiLeaks
Information-Analytic Agency
Turkey is one of the targets. Most unpleasant information has become available to the public. As regards the summit agenda, the expert said that the world

Erdogan Vents Fury at Cable Claims
Wall Street Journal
The group, known as Ergenekon, is accused of attempting to topple the government, among other crimes. “I don’t have a single kurus in Swiss banks.

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