Turkey looking east, turning its back on the West?

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    Turkish ties have been made stronger and better with most middle eastern countries like Syria, Iran, ... All countries that have not been known as friendly countries to the West.


    At the same time the Turks are loosing intrest in joining the EU, much less turkisch people want to join it than 5 years ago. Turkish EU-membership is also not wanted by 2 of the biggest EU members France and Germany, this could result in Turkey making an "middle-eastern Union" or a "muslimworld-union".



    Turkish deterioration of its ties with Israel could have an effect on its relations with the Western world (that is strongly allied with Israel), only recently Israel joined a very prestigious European trade organisation. US has chosen sides openly: that it will support Israel no matter what happens. Europe will probably side with Israel as well.
     
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    The "West" has a debt/theft economic system that now sits in a large deflating bubble.

    Maybe Turkey is trying to set up an alternate system similar to ALBA in Latin America. We already see economic ties between the "South" and the "East" forming particularly between Venezuela and Iran.
     
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    Alienating the rest of the world in aligning itself with rogue states like Syria and Iran weakens Turkey.
     
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    It can join its fellow psuedo-democracies, and its economy can collapse. Plus the added bonus of no more Turk's in Europe (it's bad enough with the refugees from Africa). :eusa_eh:
     
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    Who is friendly to the "West" (read: USA) is being decided in Washington.
    Who is friendly to Turks is being decided in Ankara. Simple as that.
    East, West, North, South: A country confident of itself looks into all directions based on its own interests. This is nothing unique of Turkey.
     
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    Turkey is not confident of itself, evidenced by its shift to the dark side of Islamism, a one-way highway to Loserville.
     
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    If Turkey would not be confident:
    - Turkey would not have been able to resist pressures of Neo-Cons to be immoral participant in an hostile and illegal attack on Iraq, a big shame for USA and evidence of US's shift into war-mongering radicalism.
    - Turkey would not have negotiated a uranium-swap deal together with Brazil and would not have voted No on UN security Council regarding Iran sanctions.
    - Turkey would not have declared casus-belli on Greece extending Greece's maritime borders in accordance with the UN Sea Convention of 1982.
    Greece happens also to be an EU and NATO member.
    Her Greek cousins in Cyprus, also an EU member, were contained South of the Attila Line, which runs straight through the Capital in Nicosia.
    Casus belli - Turkey and Greece - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

    The financial collapse of Greece, and irreversible death spiral of unmanageable debt will transform Greece into a vasal state co-managed by Germany and Turkey. Germany her financial patron, Turkey her geo-political patron.
    STRATFOR - The Geopolitics of Greece: A Sea at its Heart


    This town called Loserville is located in USA, probably you are honorary citizen of that town and intellectual figurehead for its people.
     
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    Sorry, but, Islam is a loser religion as evidenced by the decaying state of the Islamic world. Turkey's decision to abandon Ataturk's secularism and align itself with losers like Sudan, Iran and Syria reflects a loser mentality in Turkey.
     
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    Good to know, I will make sure I face the next turkey I put in the oven facing east.
     
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    Like that invasion of Kurdistan in Iraq. :eusa_whistle:
     

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