Turkey; from denying a role for NATO to assume a leadership position in NATO led intervention. A Libya roundup

Turkey and France clash over Libya air campaign from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Ian Traynor Tension mounts over military action as Ankara accuses Sarkozy of pursuing French interests over liberation of Libyan people Turkey has launched a bitter attack on French president Nicolas Sarkozy’s and France’s leadership of the military campaign against Libyan … Read more

While focusing on Libya, mass killings happened in Syria… a roundup

SYRIA: Graphic footage surfaces after Daraa clashes **************** Turkey and the ambivalent, reluctant military intervention over Libya by Gülnur Aybet by Gülnur Aybet LONDON — Turkey is a country that has never been comfortable with getting involved in regional conflicts in its neighboring Middle East. In fact, the principle of non-involvement in regional conflicts was … Read more

Libya roundup. Turkey does not like French zeal for intervention…

When things were good between Sarkozy and Gaddafi… Nato to take control in Libya after US, UK and France reach agreement by Nick Hopkins, Nicholas Watt, Ian Traynor ? Nato to assume day-to-day military command in Libya ? Obama and Cameron: Substantial progress made Britain, France and the US have agreed that Nato will take … Read more

Sarkozy seizes the moment, French-led intervention begins in Libya

Still here in Turkey, many people rely on scepticism on western intentions, while “muslim” Gaddafi murders muslim Libyan citizens…. France send warplanes against Libya after Gaddafi’s forces enter Benghazi from Wash Post Europe by Liz Sly, Karen DeYoung and Sudarsan Raghavan Sarkozy confirms no-fly zone, says Libyan leader attacked civilians with “murderous madness”; rebel warplane … Read more

Gadhafi backs down for the moment, Brutality in Yemen…

Libya airstrikes could start ‘within hours of resolution’ by Mark Mardell (the Reporters) The United Nations seems on the brink of taking a momentous decision. After hanging back for days the Americans have now not only backed the British and French resolution on Libya but beefed it up. The fact that the French foreign minister, … Read more

What’s up in Libya and in Arab World. A massive roundup.

  Thinking strategically: Libya from Ideas on Europe by European Geostrategy By James Rogers and Luis Simón US sees Gaddafi going, going… nowhere by Mark Mardell (the Reporters) President Barack Obama has said repeatedly that Col Muammar Gaddafi should go, now his top adviser on intelligence has said the Libyan ruler will probably win his … Read more

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