The U.S. is trying to obtain Turkey’s support in order to bring down Assad, and although the Turkish side, especially Foreign Minister Davutoglu, supports strengthening this partnership, there are some major obstacles that might cause a shift in Turkey’s attitude toward cooperation with the U.S.
As it comes from the German words, Schaden and Freude, damage and joy, which means to take spiteful, malicious delight in other’s misfortunes. In 2002 an article appeared in New York Times explaining scientific studies of schadenfreude, which it defined as “delighting in others’ misfortune”./strong
The Turkish-Armenian dispute holds a great deal of importance for both countries. The Armenian side accuses Turkey (successor of the Ottoman Empire) of committing genocide in 1915, while the Turks answer these claims by stating that the relocation of the Armenians was a necessity in a time of war.
If the AKP wants to pass a new constitution, Erdogan should remember the true meaning of democracy, not only in his victory speeches from the balcony, but also in making decisions that concern the country’s agenda.
The Flotilla II will probably start its journey at the first week of June, so let’s hope that no one gets hurt and Turkish politicians stop risking people’s lives in order to gain few more votes.
Among other Muslim countries, Turkey has always shared close ties with Israel through various points in history. It was the second Muslim country after Iran to recognize Israel in 1949 and especially in the 1990s, relations between two countries greatly expanded and reached an unprecedented degree of closeness.