Turkey Analysis: Is Ankara Now in a "Radical Axis of Evil"? (No.)

Let's start with a statement by Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu on 11 October:

We also had wonderful, friendly relations with another country, with military cooperation, with full diplomatic relations, with visits by heads of state, with 400,000 Israeli visitors to that country. That country is called Turkey. 

What prompts Netanyahu to use the past tense? Is it because Turkey ejected Israel from a planned international air force exercise or because Turkey and Syria held joint military exercises in late April? Is it because Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan told off Israeli Prseident Shimon Peres over Israel's bloody war in Gaza in World Economic Forum in Davos in January 2009 or because Turkey did not stop the Freedom Flotilla which tried to break the Gaza siege?


Is it because Turkey conditionally accepted NATO's planned anti-missile system, saying that  it should not be presented as a defence against Iran? (On Friday, Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said: "We do not perceive any threat from any neighbour countries and we do not think our neighbors form a threat to NATO.") Or is it... >>>

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