Saturday, August 2, 2008

A triumph for Turkey — and its allies

On the eve of the crucial court decision that voted not to close down Turkey's ruling party, officials from Israel and Syria were in Ankara for a fourth round of peace talks under Turkish mediation. Perhaps they (and the Americans) knew a thing or two: Turkey's political stability is no longer just a national issue, it is vital for the international community. From the Israel-Syria engagement to Iran, Iraq and the United States, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a needed man.

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