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Straddling two worlds

ByKHAMIS ABULAFIA
April 25, 2013 16:48

A country’s foreign policy, including Turkey’s, is a function of best interests and expediency, not of friendship and loyalty.

Turkish Riot

Turks521. (photo credit:REUTERS)

Ten days ago I was in Turkey to attend the first leg of the UEFA Champions League quarter-final between Spain’s Real Madrid against Turkey’s Galatasaray. This was my second trip to Istanbul, which straddles the Bosporus and Dardanelles straits.

Even though my first visit had taken place just 18 months ago, Istanbul had changed and developed tremendously over this short period.

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