Sunday, December 05, 2010

WikiLeaks' effects on Turkey's future position

Also, there are Turkish 'stories' in WikiLeaks. How would the released cables affect Turkey's balancing acts in its foreign policy and conduct of international relations is certainly another important area of study as the Muslim-majority secular republic is a very unique model in the worldwide community of Muslims which is said to number 1.4 billions. Officially, PM Tayyip Erdogan has slammed the purported revelations on personalities as well as issues in Turkey as "gossip" and "slander", but, under PM Erdogan's leadership, Turkey still maintains diplomatic relations with Israel and also remains a member of the US -led NATO. However, unlike Kuwait, Turkey did not permit the US military to use its northern territory as a staging post for the attack on Iraq in 2003.

No ban on Net access to WikiLeaks in Pakistan