Wednesday, March 08, 2006

Turkey's vested geopolitical interests

By Tulin Daloglu
March 7, 2006

Last week, Iraqi Prime Minister Ibrahim Jaafari paid a one-day visit to Turkey, prompting an angry Iraqi President Jalal Talabani to call the trip "illegal." The Iraqi President said he was troubled that the Prime Minister did not tell other officials who are still negotiating over the new government about it. Yet, when Jalal Talabani, "the" Kurd of Iraq, is disgusted with Mr. Jaafari's visit to Ankara, one could not stop but thinking whether his reaction to the Iraqi prime minister were only a disguise to cover up his irritation of the Turks. continue