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Monday, December 20, 2010

Turkey Tilts toward China... and away from NATO

Recent reciprocal visits by Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Beijing and China's Prime Minister Wen Jiabao to Ankara are indicative of Turkey's closer trade, financial, miliary-strategic, and energy-strategic ties with China, ties that clearly run counter to its NATO membership, according to The Global Intelligence Report. Indeed

While Turkey's withdrawal from NATO is unlikely, it is moving ominously in the direction of an anti-Atlantic Trojan horse [emphasis mine]. Turkish public opinion is increasingly anti-American, and even approval ratings of President Barack Obama personally have plummeted. Outside the professional interests of the Turkish military, it is increasingly difficult to identify common US-Turkish interests in the region.

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