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Exit40 wrote:Turkey 'turning a blind eye' to sanctions-busting arms trade
by: Richard Beeston and Charles Bremner
From: The Times
February 28, 2012 12:00AM
SYRIA is using Turkey as a route to bypass sanctions and obtain material and equipment for its weapons industry, intelligence sources say. While the European Union is today set to tighten sanctions on the government of President Bashar al-Assad, weapons materials from Iran, China and elsewhere may be getting in through Turkey, in spite of Ankara's tough public stance against Damascus.
"We don't think that the Turkish government is openly encouraging the trade but some officials know about it," one Middle Eastern intelligence source said. "Let's say they are turning a blind eye." Three Turkish companies are selling equipment to a Syrian government research institute that makes vehicle armour and ammunition for the police and the army, the source alleged.
At the heart of the operation is the Scientific Studies and Research Centre, in Syria, currently subject to US and EU sanctions.....
Exit40 wrote:Wikileaks: Turkey planned to ‘burn bridges’ with Israel even before flotilla
Latest leaked Stratfor email has Erdogan telling Kissinger of ambition to lead the Arab world
By Aaron Kalman February 29, 2012, 3:34 pm
Turkey planned on downgrading relations with Israel even before the May 2010 flotilla incident, documents published Wednesday by WikiLeaks suggest.
A leaked email from George Friedman, the head of US-based global security analysis company Stratfor, reveals that Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger that at some point he would burn bridges with Israel in favor of a closer relationship with the Islamic world.
According to the Turkish newspaper Sunday Zaman, Friedman also wrote in the same email that Turkey does not get along with Israel and the United States. An attack by Israel on Iran would provide a good opportunity for Erdogan to finally cut Turkey’s ties with Israel and the US and to expand Turkey’s power, he further wrote....
Hey Brenda. No surprise here either.
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