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Nuclear talks between Iran, six world powers open in Istanbul

Iran's top national security official Saeed Jalili and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu in Istanbul, April 13, 2012. Photo by: AFP


World powers and Iran launched a new round of negotiations in Istanbul on Saturday, aiming to resolve a long-standing dispute over Tehran’s nuclear program that threatens to spark a new war in the Middle East. Full Report →


Iran to hit Turkey if nuclear program targeted by Israel, U.S., general says

Iran's President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (R) shakes hands with Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in Istanbul May 9, 2011. Photo by: Reuters

From Haaretz…

A senior commander of Iran’s powerful Revolutionary Guard says the country will target NATO’s missile defense shield in Turkey if the U.S.¬ or Israel attacks the Islamic Republic.

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IRAN THREAT AND MIDEAST TENSIONS DOMINATE HEADLINES: Ahmadinejad says Tehran “deepening our ties” with Iraq as U.S. prepares to pull out; Libya to introduce radical Islamic law.

From Joel C. Rosenberg…

The Iran threat and tensions in the Middle East and North Africa are dominating international headlines — and the situation seems to be worsening by the day…

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Assad: Syria will shower Tel Aviv with rockets if attacked by foreign powers

Syrian President Bashar Assad delivering a speech in Damascus, Syria, on June 20, 2011. Photo by: AP

From Haaretz…

Syria will strike Israel and “set fire” to the Middle East if foreign forces choose to launch a military strike on the protest-ridden country, Syrian President Bashar Assad said on Tuesday.

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Erdogan warns Israel: Turkey can send warships to east Mediterranean at any time

Turkey Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at parliament in Ankara, Turkey, February 8, 2011 Photo by: AP

From Haaretz…

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Thursday Israel could not do whatever it wanted in the eastern Mediterranean and that Turkish warships could be there at any moment.

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Report: Turkey navy to escort aid ships to Palestinians in Gaza

Israeli naval ships escort an intercepted aid ship, July 19, 2011. Photo by: AP

From Haaretz…

Turkish officials tell Hurriyet Daily News that Turkish navy will strengthen presence in eastern Mediterranean Sea to stop Israeli ‘bullying’.

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Turkey to host NATO strategic early-warning radar system

Turkey is set to host a NATO early-warning radar system as part of the defenses of the Western military alliance, the foreign ministry said on Friday.

…In recent years, Turkey has sought stronger ties with former members of the Soviet bloc, as well as fellow Muslim states in the Middle East, including Iran, to re-balance a foreign policy that had previously leaned heavily toward the West….

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Turkey President: Expulsion of Israeli envoy is just the first step

Turkish President Abdullah Gul during a press conference in Cairo, Egypt, March 3, 2011. Photo by: AP

From Haaretz…

Unless there is an Israeli apology, “we will put Plan B into play,” Davutoglu said. He said Turkey intended to impose sanctions, “which both Israel and other international parties are aware of.”

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Turkey expels Israeli ambassador, Suspends Military Ties…

Turkish PM going head to head with Israel Photo: AFP

From ynet…

Turkish FM: Time for Israel to pay the price…

Israel-Turkey relations sink to a new low: Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu announced on Friday that following Jerusalem’s adamant refusal to apologize over the 2010 Gaza flotilla raid, Ankara will be downgrading its diplomatic relations with Israel and suspending key military agreements.

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