Hello, introduce first: I'm a turk and are very angry how the bilateral situation between USA and Turkey is. Turkey participates in the so-called war-on-terrorism around the world. And turkish soldiers are beside american and nato-soldiers worldwide in this war. Turkeys parliament did not agreed on 1 March 2003 to let US-led Coalition forces use Turkey as Attackground. This was shoking. nobody expected that this resoolution wouldnt pass the turkish parliament. This resolution failed to pass because of 3 Seator-voices. SO: this resolution failed only because of 3 voices that missed. Again, this was unexpected. Turkey then offered Bush to take the the Resolution 2 weeks later again to the parliament. This time the resolution would have passed. But Bush disagreed and attacked immediately Iraq. This was the beginnnig of a new Cold-War between Turkey and America. Turkey and USA are allied Nato-forces. But America arrested around 15 Turkish soldiers in North-Iraq. America treated them as Terrorists, putting them bags over the head and knotted their hands. The turkish nation is throughout history a militaristic nation, our Nation was build through Generals 80 years ago. The people are the army.... Pissing on Turkish soldiers means pissing on the turkish nation. Do not misunderstand me: we are not a dictatorship or so. The turkish army is the most trusted and respected Organisation in Turkey by turkish people. This is fact. So do not put us in the same corner as the arabs, we are a western-oriented Nation. Turks generally don't like arabs and persians. I had to mention this, because i do not really know how much america is influenced since 9/11 by the Religion Christ. So, the PKK-war has cost Turkey over 100 billion Dollar to fight. Turkey defeated PKK on turkish territory. PKK is a Terrorist Organisation. An Organisation, which is named Terrorist by the US-Administration, too. In Turkey there are no PKK-Fighters anymore. PKK fled into North-Iraq. They have there 9 terrorist Camps and there main-camp is on the Kandil-Mountain in North-Iraq... PKK is sickering again into turkey and bombs everywhere. They captured an Army-Soldier, are bombing in Tourist-regions and so on... Many are dying again, and it harms Turkeys tourist-industry. Now let me say it clear. America as an Occupation-Force in Iraq is responsible from attacks to turkey from this occupied territory. More than 2 years Turkey is begging America to bomb this PKK-Terrororganistation. An Organisation which is considered Terrorist by USA, too.... But it comes always the same answer: "We have no capacities to bomb PKK..." More than 2 Years over, and not only 1 single PKK-Terrorist is killed by american-Forces... I do not want to discuss why america isn't doing anything against PKK... The Kurds are their new Allies, and Kurds are against bombing PKK... Also the 1 March Parliament decision is responsible for this american behaviour. Rumsfeld said: " Turkey is responsible for dead american Soldiers" in a TV-Show. Is this a taken revenge by America? I thought, The world is on fight on terrorism? Turkey is the second largest Nato-Army... We do not need GIs to do our business... In Europe there is a famous German Turkey-Analyst, Peter Scholl-Latour. This man says: " Turkish Army is in 2 hours in Bagdad"... We can do the business on our own, but general Myers says: "If turkey wants to do a cross-border Operation, the sovereign Iraq would have say much"... In Other words: America is punishing Turkey for the 1 March decision... I want to ask General Myers, what sovereign Iraq said, as GIs conquered Iraq? The turkish nation doesn't want to take this american game anymore. Our generals are running crazy. Imagine this: GIs come from the other side of the world to attack terrorist Iraq... And turkey isn't allowed to cross the border... Although PKK is a recognized Terror-Organisation by America... This was very dumb. America is loosing turkish nation. a friendship which began with the Korean-war and lasted till 1 March 2003. In Turkish nation public there is discussed to withdraw all turkish NATO-Forces which are worldwide on fight on terrorism... Why turkish Soldiers have to risk their lives in Afghanistan to fight Terrorism, when America does't fight anti-turkish Terrorists in Iraq? America must act. Immediately. Turkish Nation will do everythhing which falls on them. If America isn't willing to fight PKK, turkish army will nevertheless cross this Iraq-border and will peace this region. A region where attacks to turkish territory come. This is no joke. Our Generals are running crazy. PKK-Terrorism is Number one topic in Turkish media an d public. In the past, i was very pro-American... This changed. I do not see US administration as freinds anymore... The only friend Turkey in this region has is Israel. Israel is our Ally which isn't America anymore. The turkish-american friendship as it was before 1 March 2003 is over. We are a vital Nation with an indepedently Foreign Policy... America is now our border-neighbour, and america does politics against turkish foreign policy. We have become rivals. Sad, but so it is. And once more, do not take this wirtings as islamic sh*t. We turks seperate Reliogion and politics. Religion is every mans private thing. But not turkish state's thing. So take these writings as politics.