Tuesday, October 23, 2007

Turkey' s de-stabilising effects on Middle East

According to a backgrounder provided by Reuter, Turkey's military is the 2nd largest standing force in NATO after the United States. With its ethno-nationalist sentiment inflamed by both the US House of Representative's 'genocide' bill as well as its own Kurdish PKK rebels' incessant attacks on its military on the Iraqi border, it would be very imprudent to underestimate the destabilising potential of the former imperial power in the politics of the Middle East and its surrounding regions like North Africa, the Balkan, the Transcaucasia and Iran.

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