Balkans: January 25, 2002


StrategyPage reported sometime ago on the contretemps between Turkey and France sparked by a French resolution concerning the massacre by Ottoman forces of several hundred thousand Armenians (the Armenian genocide) during World War I. Well, as of January 25, France and Turkey are reviving their diplomatic relationship, particularly in the area of defense. Why? France wants to sell weapons to Turkey. Theres also The War on Terror. Both France and Turkey are involved in Afghanistan and in southeastern Europe (and theres also Iraq, of course). Turkey is particularly interested in French avionics, and French support for its bid to join the EU..


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