Archive for September, 2012

The Stalemate in Turkish-Israeli Relations

The Stalemate in Turkish-Israeli Relations

| September 30, 2012

How the rise of Turkey’s JDP party has reshaped Ankara’s foreign policy and its ties to Jerusalem.

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Azerbaijan Eyes aiding Israel against Iran

Azerbaijan Eyes aiding Israel against Iran

| September 30, 2012

Azerbaijan, the oil-rich ex-Soviet republic on Iran’s far northern border, has, say local sources with knowledge of its military policy, explored with Israel how Azeri air bases and spy drones might help Israeli jets pull off a long-range attack.

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Kurdish Violence Undermines Turkey’s Stance on Syria

Kurdish Violence Undermines Turkey’s Stance on Syria

| September 19, 2012

An explosion of separatist violence in Turkey’s Kurdish southeast is fuelling criticism of the government’s bellicose rhetoric on Syria and dampening what little public appetite there is for intervention in its crisis-torn neighbour.

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Israel Faces ‘Unprecedented’ Security Threats

Israel Faces ‘Unprecedented’ Security Threats

| September 7, 2012

In addition to Iran, Israel is watching potentially hostile elements line up along its borders with Syria and Egypt.

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Iran Supplying Syrian Military via Iraqi Airspace

Iran Supplying Syrian Military via Iraqi Airspace

| September 4, 2012

Iran has resumed shipping military equipment to Syria over Iraqi airspace in a new effort to bolster the embattled government of President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, according to senior American officials.

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