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'I no longer talk to Obama': Turkey's Erdogan
AFP ^ | 7/22/2014

Posted on 07/22/2014 4:09:27 AM PDT by markomalley

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said he has stopped talking to US President Barack Obama on the phone, amid growing strains between Ankara and Washington over Syria and the Gaza conflict.

Turkey, a fierce opponent of Syrian President Bashar al-Assad and an open supporter of armed rebel fighters, felt betrayed when the United States backed away from military action against Damascus in September.

"In the past, I was calling him (Obama) directly. Because I can't get the expected results on Syria, our foreign ministers are now talking to each other," Erdogan said in a live interview on pro-government ATV channel late Monday.

"And I have talked to (US Vice President Joe) Biden. He calls me and I call him.

(Excerpt) Read more at news.yahoo.com ...


TOPICS: Extended News; Foreign Affairs; Government; Israel
KEYWORDS: erdogan; obama; syriawar
Another Obama foreign policy success. If the US survives the Obama Regime, I wonder how many decades it will take to repair the damage...if the damage can be repaired at all
1 posted on 07/22/2014 4:09:27 AM PDT by markomalley
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To: markomalley

Oh...poop. Maybe obama should try sending a few hundred gay ambassadors and “staff” to woo the Turks?


2 posted on 07/22/2014 4:11:33 AM PDT by Caipirabob (Communists... Socialists... Democrats...Traitors... Who can tell the difference?)
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To: markomalley

Again-America can survive Obama, it cannot survive the people who voted for Obama.


3 posted on 07/22/2014 4:16:58 AM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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To: markomalley

“Another Obama foreign policy success.”

Took the words right out of my mouth!


4 posted on 07/22/2014 4:39:38 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: markomalley

In the old days, the U.S. might have “removed” Erdogan. Today we don’t do such things, but we should remove them from NATO.


5 posted on 07/22/2014 4:40:55 AM PDT by montag813
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To: markomalley

It seems it won’t take long at all, since Erdogan says he is still talking to Biden.


6 posted on 07/22/2014 4:46:55 AM PDT by Chad_the_Impaler
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To: markomalley

I will one up you Erdogan, I no longer listen to him or watch him.


7 posted on 07/22/2014 4:48:14 AM PDT by dforest
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To: markomalley

another re-set

we are going back to the Cold War

but this time, without any allies or at least, any allies who can actually do anything to support us- much less anyone of geopolitical significnace who even respects us

Not that what we do is worthy of support or respect anymore

Given the state of the world and the nature of many of its leaders and emergent ideologies- I cannot think of a more perilous time for the US given our shockingly aloof, groveling and weak foreign policy


8 posted on 07/22/2014 4:49:27 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: markomalley

Hmmm..... talking to Biden. Of what value is such a conversation? Biden can’t do anything


9 posted on 07/22/2014 4:50:14 AM PDT by bert ((K.E.; N.P.; GOPc.;+12 ..... Obama is public enemy #1)
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To: markomalley; Diogenes; MeshugeMikey; TBP; SoConPubbie; PoloSec; Jane Long; rktman; NOBO2012; ...

IYHO, is this another indication that we are now in THE OBAMA COLD WAR?


10 posted on 07/22/2014 4:54:42 AM PDT by Graewoulf (Democrats' Obamacare Socialist Health Insur. Tax violates U.S. Constitution AND Anti-Trust Law.)
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To: montag813

why should “we” remove them from NATO?
Because their leader doesn’t respect obama?

Erdogan has the same lack of respect for obama as does probably half of America and the world

Turkey like all nations has no permanent friends or enemies, just permanent interests - and obama’s “policies” don’t meet those interests.

and traditional diplomacy to smooth the gap?
Out the window with 6 years of incompetence at the US State Department.


11 posted on 07/22/2014 4:57:28 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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12 posted on 07/22/2014 5:24:11 AM PDT by SJackson (government tampers with a freedom so fundamental, one shudders to think what lies ahead. Card Dolan)
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To: markomalley

Lucky him. He has a choice, but we are stuck with the fool.


13 posted on 07/22/2014 5:25:44 AM PDT by left that other site (You shall know the Truth, and The Truth Shall Set You Free.)
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To: markomalley

Erdogan is no friend of the West — so I say “so what”.


14 posted on 07/22/2014 5:27:28 AM PDT by Uncle Chip
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To: silverleaf

I will say that it is absolutely NOT in the interests of this country for Assad of Syria to be overthrown by the Islamic-led rebels. They are ISIS.

We should be fighting them.

Why is Erdogan supporting ISIS, should be the question. How is THAT in Turkey’s national interest? Unless the Turks are looking at regaining their Ottoman Empire with a new name...

“Beware the cruel Turk!” was a slogan in the Middle Ages for a good reason.


15 posted on 07/22/2014 5:43:18 AM PDT by Alas Babylon!
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To: SMARTY

You don’t talk to Obama, you talk at him. He wouldn’t listen to anyone who disagrees with him anyways


16 posted on 07/22/2014 5:45:58 AM PDT by Yorlik803 ( Church/Caboose in 2016)
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To: the anti-mahdi

Yup ... there’s a permanent and growing class of people who cannot, and who never will support themselves.

They will be outright rebellious when/IF their free stuff is withheld.

I am glad that I am old enough, that I will be dead when that happens.


17 posted on 07/22/2014 5:51:44 AM PDT by SMARTY ("When you blame others, you give up your power to change." Robert Anthony)
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To: markomalley
January 2012. :"US President Barack Obama has listed Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan among the FIVE world leaders who he has the closest personal ties with." Another BFF gone......
18 posted on 07/22/2014 5:55:48 AM PDT by Toespi
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To: Alas Babylon!

The Turks have had long historic disputes with Syria and Assad .... the opposition to Assad is not all ISIS and in fact recently devolved to ISIS - ISIS is I believe the outcome of a lack of a coherent rational US/Western policy toward Syria and the vacuum that Obama’s policy created in Iraq. ISIS is neither a Turkish creation nor a Turkish ally nor does a radical theocratic Iraq serve Turkish interests in the long term

I believe Turkey is less “pro-ISIS” than anti-Syria (with Assad’s ties to shia Iran and Russia) and pro-Saudi Arabia

In fact, ISIS with its former Saddam regime Baathist leaders no doubt has revenge plans in store for Turkey as the region’s closest member of NATO/West, and they wont ever forget Turkey’s role in the US-led Coalition in 2 wars against Saddam

Turkey is triangulating its interests against those of Assad and his Iran/Shia (and Russian) allies, and given the lack of a viable US leadership they can trust and work with, probably sees working with Saudi Arabia as the best counter to Iran’s working with Syria, and Syria working with PKK terrorist against Turkey

Turkey is most immediately concerned about what is on its own border- Syria and the Kurds - than the central and southern parts of Iraq- and also the Black Sea and Russia


19 posted on 07/22/2014 6:22:19 AM PDT by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: markomalley

There is no area of domestic or foreign policy that is better now than it was before Barack Hussein Obama II took office.


20 posted on 07/22/2014 6:23:41 AM PDT by TexasCajun
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To: Graewoulf

The Obama Cold War...the International Front...

Then there’s the Obama Cold War...on the Domestic Front...aka The Civil Cold War.

There really IS no “talking to” obie is there?


21 posted on 07/22/2014 6:51:45 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: Yorlik803

The old saw “ there’s no talking to that boy”....has never been more apt.


22 posted on 07/22/2014 6:53:06 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: markomalley

Aww. Get Erdogan to talk to you, Barry. Jump into Syria with both feet. What could possibly go wrong?/s


23 posted on 07/22/2014 7:09:17 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Graewoulf
the White House is seeminlgly conducting a Cold War....against EVERYTHING reasonable..


24 posted on 07/22/2014 7:53:32 AM PDT by MeshugeMikey ( "Never, never, never give up". Winston Churchill ...)
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To: SMARTY

It will get uglier than it is now, and then we will be way past knockout games and book titles like White Girl Bleed Alot.

It will be unimaginably bad and many people will likely die before it is over.

The community organiser will push his race, ethnic, gender and queer wars until he is out.

I don’t imagine he even plans on leaving office.


25 posted on 07/22/2014 4:31:53 PM PDT by the anti-mahdi
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