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“International community” to use Turkey as a “credible source” for Syrian intervention

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During the Q & A at a recent Project on Middle East Democracy panel discussion on “Turkish Democracy: A Model Abroad, Troubled at Home?” panelists Ambassador Ross Wilson, director of the Dinu Patriciu Eurasia Center at the Atlantic Council; Sinan Ciddi, executive director of the Institute of Turkish Studies; and Howard Eissenstat, Amnesty International’s Turkey country specialist, responded to a question concerning the prospect of military intervention in Syria:

[Wilson] said that while “military-led regime change” is not an option, Turkey may be looking at setting up humanitarian corridors in the periphery. Ciddi concurred and said that any intervention would involve the use of Turkey as a “credible source” and said that through support of the international community, Turkey’s apprehension of intervening would be alleviated. Eissenstat “does not see the Turkish military going across the border,” but noted the extent to which the intervention movement was supported by some constituencies in the AKP base.


Written by Maidhc Ó Cathail

March 1, 2012 at 1:45 pm

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  1. As the city of Homs is being bombard by Syrian forces, Turkey’s anger is making it forget that ‘People who live in glass houses should not throw stones at others.’ The frantic Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is marching to Washington, to lick his own wounds with Hillary Clinton and conspire for another international action against Assad.

    Turkey which has often been called as The Sick Man of Europe and even Human Cancer by British PM David Lloyd George after the First World War, today stands in an oblivion. Its not social justice to blame Syria for 6000 death when Turkey’s own shadows are egregiously blood-soaked. The modern country which has cowardly declined to accept the killing of thousands of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire in 1915 still does not accept it as genocide.

    Shubhda Chaudhary

    March 1, 2012 at 1:47 pm

  2. Indeed. Thank you for sharing that.

    Maidhc Ó Cathail

    March 1, 2012 at 1:52 pm

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