Skip to comments.Survey Finds Approval Waning For Turkish Policy in Mideast
Posted on 11/03/2012 5:56:43 PM PDT by SunkenCiv
The good news is that in 16 countries from the Gulf to North Africa, Turkey is still viewed as a leading actor and a role model. The bad news is the backslide in people's sympathy and support for Turkey as compared to last year.
In short, Turkey is liked and respected in the region but our current image is not as glowing as in previous years.
It would be useful for Turkish government officials and opinion makers to carefully study the TESEV 2012 report and derive the necessary lessons... In short, Turkey is still an important, effective and prestigious actor in the Middle East. Turkey must not waste this asset by avoiding actions harming its image. The TESEV report contains both opportunities and warnings.
(Excerpt) Read more at al-monitor.com ...
A Syrian refugee woman stands outside her tent at a refugee camp in al-Qaim, Anbar province, Iraq, Sept. 8, 2012. (photo by REUTERS/Thaier al-Sudani)