“I personally think that if there is anything to the notion that Turkey is, if you will, moving eastward, it is, in my view, in no small part because it was pushed, and pushed by some in Europe refusing to give Turkey the kind of organic link to the West that Turkey sought,” Mr. Gates said, according to the agency reports. “We have to think long and hard about why these developments in Turkey [are occurring] and what we might be able to do to counter them and make the stronger linkages with the West more apparently of interest and value to Turkey’s leaders,” he said. Gates Slams EU Over Turkey - WSJ.com I anyway like the Russians more. Russiand are people that value classic values of honesty and honour. At the end of the decade, when both Russia and Turkey have strengthened their grip on their former influence-zones, both should form an alliance that builds upon massive trade relationships, already outgrowing US-Russian or US-Turkish trade volumes. Medvedev - Russia, Turkey could increase trade to $100 bln over 5 yrs Russia, Turkey could increase trade to $100 bln over 5 yrs - Medvedev | World | RIA Novosti Medvedev - Russia, Turkey becoming strategic partners http://en.rian.ru/world/20100510/158954539.html Walk the walk with real partners like Russia. With EU, USA only talk the talk.