Turkey Reapproachment?

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    http://www.nationalreview.com/tks/059227.html

    Then there is this:

    http://austinbay.net/blog/index.php?p=182

     
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    Why do we need İncirlik Air Base in Turkey, when we have more reliable air bases next door in Iraq? The Turks better bring a lot more to the rapprochement party than an old NATO air base. Maybe we should let the Iraqi Kurds put some pressure on the feckless “ally” in Ankara. The US supported Turkey’s admission to the EU. And for fifty years, America defended the Turks against the Soviets. When the US asked for assistance and help with a northern Iraq invasion route, the Turkish Parliament told us to get out of town.
     
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    Happy Easter to everyone!

    I read a very enlightening article in the Weekly Standard this past week, taken alongside of what I've read in several great books about modern Turkey, it makes a considerable amount of sense. Mainly, our relations with Turkey and Turkey's support of the US is going to recover from its low point of the Iraq invasion. Remember that Turks' main concern was with the already independent Kurds development in the north and how Turkish Kurds would react....
     
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    Hey Nato, you 'home?'
     
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    Yes maam, stuck on the ship on the first day back thanks to being on duty!

    Glad to be back on USMB for a good few weeks on a regular basis.
     
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    Yay! Glad you are back too. So much easier to read and send links! :bow3:
     
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    I know I started this thread. I know what it's about. So why do I keep thinking someone is looking at recipes? :laugh:
     
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    ummm. turkeyyyyyy.... :cof:
     

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