September 19, 2011 | Quote

Did Turkey Turn On Israel To Boost Business From The Arab World?

But the strategic calculus is harder to crunch. ‘Turkey has quite a bit to lose here,’ said Jonathan Schanzer, analyst in Washington. ‘NATO is looking sideways at it right now, wondering whether it’s a reliable partner. And you have the U.S. questioning its alliance.’

Schanzer says Turkey’s shift is a lose-lose-lose – bad for Israel’s security, bad for Turkey’s long term strategy, and disastrous for U.S. interests in the Middle East.


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