Our royal highness commanded: Gadhafi must go (a Foreign Policy roundup)

via Turkey escalates pressure, says Gadhafi must go from Yahoo news Turkey escalated the pressure on Moammar Gadhafi on Tuesday despite its long-standing ties to the Libyan leader, insisting Gadhafi must immediately leave “for the sake of his country’s future.”   Why Europe Needs Turkey by acturca The Henry Jackson Society (UK) 28th April 2011 … Read more

Libya et al roundup: Turkey good at evacuation, but not that successful with the rebels

Libyan rebels blame airstrike lull on Turkey – Washington Times NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen (L) shakes hands with Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara April 4, 2011. REUTERS/Umit Bektas   Turkey pursues its Libya mediation efforts despite setbacks   Ankara politicking for post-Gadhafi era in Libya from Hurriyet Dailynews Amid ongoing … Read more

Katinka Barysch questions if Europe and Turkey missed an opportunity at the Arab spring. And a Libya roundup…

  The Arab spring a missed opportunity for Europe and Turkey? by Katinka Barysch from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews Turkey has become a force to be reckoned with in the Arab world. As a fast growing, predominantly Muslim but secular democracy, it inspires people across the Middle East and … Read more

Libya roundup: Turkey to run Benghazi airport…….

  Turkey to run Benghazi airport: PM ANKARA, Mar 28, 2011 (AFP) – Turkey will take over the running of the airport in Libya’s rebel bastion of Benghazi to facilitate the distribution of humanitarian aid, Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday. Ottoman Tripolitania by M.A.M Under the Ottomans, the Maghreb was divided into … Read more

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

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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