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Subject: Turkey's deafening silence.
Shirrush    12/22/2005 9:26:29 AM
Iran's increasingly militant regime has left little doubt about it's ambitions to arm itself with the nuclear weapons it will use to terrorize it's neighbors into submission and to threaten the rest of the world with it's terrorist holy warriors. After the abject failure of the European Union's diplomatic initiative which only usefulness was for Iran to bid for time, and Ahmadinejad's ultimate and rather explicit confirmation of his gang's aspirations, that are to destroy Israel and the US, it has become clear that something needs to be done to avoid the world the random and massive destruction of nuclear terrorism. There are few countries capable of doing anything about it. Israel is certainly not one of them, lacking the firepower and the proximity, but the US can rapidly concentrate sufficient forces in-theater for a decisive offensive, and there must be a reason why the Turkish armed forces are so large and powerful. Up till now, it has been difficult for anyone not reading the Turkish press to figure out anything of the Turkish position about the Iranian question, apart for a few scattered and not-unequivocal blurts, such as . I'd be grateful for our Turkish posters to expose their views on the subject.
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Shirrush    RE: This just in;   12/22/2005 10:11:14 AM
Whatever it means: ---------------------------------------------------- Last update - 17:04 22/12/2005 IDF chief in Turkey to discuss military cooperation with Ankara By The Associated Press ANKARA, Turkey - Israel Defense Force Chief of Staff, Lt. Gen. Dan Halutz, arrived in Turkey on Thursday for talks expected to focus on military cooperation and Iran's nuclear program. Halutz, who was welcomed with full military honors, held talks with the head of the Turkish military, Gen. Hilmi Ozkok, and was expected to meet President Ahmet Necdet Sezer later. Turkey is Israel's closest ally in the region and the two countries have close trade and military ties. Turkey and Israel signed a cooperation agreement in 1996 and Israel has since renovated some 200 Turkish M60 tanks and dozens of F-4 fighter planes. The Turkish Cumhuriyet newspaper reported on Thursday that talks would center on Iran, but Israeli military officials said talks would only be about military cooperation. In recent weeks, the Iranian president, Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, has denied the Holocaust and called for Israel to be "wiped off the map." Iran's nuclear program has also been a cause of concern. Director of Military Intelligence Major General Aharon Ze'evi (Farkash) said earlier this week that Iran had recently received 12 cruise missiles with a 3,000-km range, which are capable of carrying nuclear warheads. The diplomatic pressure the international community has exerted on Iran delayed the Islamic state's nuclear development plan by two years, Ze'evi added. Turkey, a NATO member neighboring Iran, said it regarded the presence of nuclear weapons and their proliferation as a serious security threat.
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Shirrush    RE:Turkey's deafening silence.   2/28/2006 8:51:34 AM
*Bump!* Still waiting!
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Exile    RE:Turkey's deafening silence.   2/28/2006 10:46:27 AM
Shirrush, Turkey and Iran had a peace treaty nearly for 350 years.And believe me none in Turkey wantan open war with Iran.Hmm you say about nuclear it the new way for invading a new country ??? than where is the chemical and biolagical weaponsthat must be in Iraq ??? the people in Turkey know about US' regional power and wealth plans.and not a turkish son would die for American petrol.If our US supported goverment make a decision about waging war to Iran believe me all of them would be sentenced to death for betraying country. peace at home peace at theworld "the idea" Turkish people believe by heart.
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Pars    RE:Turkey's deafening silence.   2/28/2006 6:06:30 PM
I thought we have talked this before Shirrush in another post. Iran's support to several terrorist organisations really disturbs Turkey. Also its nuclear program. But as Exile has mentioned, our Iranian border is secure for a very long time. And we have still problems with PKK. And we have already one unsecure border at Iraq. So as long as we have problem with PKK and Iran continues its possition to oppose PKK; I do not think Turkey will be a part of this problem. Besides I heard from several different sources that USA is organising a coup at Iran.
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Titan    RE:Sirrush   3/2/2006 11:34:16 PM
I think, eventually the US will attack Iran, but there is enough time left for doing that. Even if Iran manages to produce one or tow atomic bombs in a few years it means nothing. The US could still bomb Iran. What will they do against the US? As to Turkey, we shouldn't take sides in this issue. Iranians are extremely proud people and fiercely nationalistic (like Turks).
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