'Turkey's Place is Alongside Iran'

Chris

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'Kayhan': 'Turkey's Place is Alongside Iran'; The Turkish Muslim Brotherhood Model Is Influenced By, and Supportive of, The Iranian Islamic Model

Iranian leaders and the Iranian media have lately been stressing the need for tighter relations with Islamic Turkey, and even for forming a strategic alliance with it, as part of the regional and global confrontation between Islam and the West. These statements have taken on greater significance since the recent Gaza war, which revealed that two camps exist in the Middle East - the Iranian axis (comprising Iran, Syria, Qatar, Hizbullah and Hamas) and the Saudi-Egyptian camp - and that these camps are engaged in an escalating cold war: [1]

Following are excerpts from recent Iranian statements and press articles on this topic.

Tehran and Ankara - A Strategic Regional Alliance

At a January 2009 meeting with Turkish Ambassador to Iran Salim Kara 'Othman Oglu, Parviz Davoudi, deputy to Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad, said: "In the new circumstances [that have emerged], the expansion of relations between Iran and Turkey is a necessity... As the two great powers [in the region], the two countries have a broad common denominator, and by deepening the cooperation between them, they could play a decisive role in [shaping] the regional and international balances [of power]... The support of the Turkish government and people for the oppressed people of Gaza showed that [Turkey] was taking an independent stance."

The Turkish ambassador, for his part, said, "The government in Ankara is willing to broaden its relations with Tehran in all areas, and to the maximal extent." [2]

Majlis National Security and Foreign Affairs Committee member Hossein Naqavi Hosseini wrote, in an article titled "Tehran and Ankara [to Form] a Strategic Regional Alliance" in the Iranian daily Iran: "Turkey [took a different course than that taken by] some other Islamic and Arab governments... which preferred their own interests to the inalienable rights of the Palestinian people... Like Iran, [Turkey] responded immediately to the invasion of Gaza by the Zionist regime, and acted to rally international and regional public opinion against the [Israeli] invasion and occupation, by appealing to international forums and influential countries. The Turkish people, too, stood by their government by holding massive [protest] marches.

more............http://www.memri.org/bin/latestnews.cgi?ID=SD224809
 

Robert

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Looks like if Turkey isn't careful, they might end up getting roasted!

Anyone want stuffing? :D
 

readytogo

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The Turkish ambassador, for his part, said, "The government in Ankara is willing to broaden its relations with Tehran in all areas, and to the maximal extent."
This almost sounds like a commitment! :woah:
 

open door

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Well, let them bring it on. Something has to happen, sooner or later, to bring about the "fullness of the Gentiles". There is an outpouring of the Holy Spirit - many are coming to Christ in record numbers in many other countries - if one of the prophecied wars comes about, it may wake up many and cause them to accept Christ. Apparently, at some point in time, people will quit accepting Him, and He will declare that the fullness of the gentiles has come in. So, let's keep praying that many will be saved, and tht He will then come get us. Like Matt said, it may not be too far off
 

DavidTR

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It is election time here in the Republic of Turkey. As a foreigner I do not yet vote but I will easily be GIVEN AUTOMATICALLY that basic right soon. Politics are treated very seriously as is social duty. There is much debate; a great deal of advertising and a great deal of effort by common ordinary folks. More than I have seen anywhere. The ordinary people seek to use the democratic and LIBERAL processes (Liberal in the good sense) that the father of Turkey, Attaturk, told of 80 to 50 years before. Turkey is a country with a high proportion of educated young people. In the West it is highly modern and in the east it is more 'Traditional'. Overrall it has an overwhelming sense of family and community. Attaturk (the founder of the Republic) told them democracy was SO important for thier survival and thier prosperity. SO... Along the way they decided to seperate 'Church' (Islasm) from State (Democracy) to the extent that combining the two is now illegal. The Turks believe in Attaturk, they believe in real Democracy; they believe in self determination; they believe in survival. They are a Nation at the centre of the world.

The people look on TV and support others who appear to have the beliefs/similarities that they do. In respect of Democracy and Freedom they support those countries who champion those; in respect of commerce they support countries who will trade reasonably with them; in respect of emotions the people cannot help but support the civilain people who look similar to them who appear to be being attacked by armies.

It is as mixed a situation here as one might expect as for a country at the crossroads of the world. They are very proud and very independent FROM ALL.

Turkey is at the centre of the Biblical world. The seven churches are here. Noah's Ark is here. Turkey was a place of massive convertions to Christianity and house many 'Churches'. Many apostles lived her. Mary lived here.

Historic Greek Orthodoxy is West. Russian Orthodoxy is North; Islamic orthodoxy is East and what was an Egyptian kind of 'Orthodoxy' is South.

Whatever is in store politically, this country geographically and somehow socially will also be part of God's solution as well as any other less welcome contributrions. As it was before it will be again.

Father - Let Your Kingdom come.

D
 

mattfivefour

Administrator
Staff member
It is election time here in the Republic of Turkey. As a foreigner I do not yet vote but I will easily be GIVEN AUTOMATICALLY that basic right soon. Politics are treated very seriously as is social duty. There is much debate; a great deal of advertising and a great deal of effort by common ordinary folks. More than I have seen anywhere. The ordinary people seek to use the democratic and LIBERAL processes (Liberal in the good sense) that the father of Turkey, Attaturk, told of 80 to 50 years before. Turkey is a country with a high proportion of educated young people. In the West it is highly modern and in the east it is more 'Traditional'. Overrall it has an overwhelming sense of family and community. Attaturk (the founder of the Republic) told them democracy was SO important for thier survival and thier prosperity. SO... Along the way they decided to seperate 'Church' (Islasm) from State (Democracy) to the extent that combining the two is now illegal. The Turks believe in Attaturk, they believe in real Democracy; they believe in self determination; they believe in survival. They are a Nation at the centre of the world.

The people look on TV and support others who appear to have the beliefs/similarities that they do. In respect of Democracy and Freedom they support those countries who champion those; in respect of commerce they support countries who will trade reasonably with them; in respect of emotions the people cannot help but support the civilain people who look similar to them who appear to be being attacked by armies.

It is as mixed a situation here as one might expect as for a country at the crossroads of the world. They are very proud and very independent FROM ALL.

Turkey is at the centre of the Biblical world. The seven churches are here. Noah's Ark is here. Turkey was a place of massive convertions to Christianity and house many 'Churches'. Many apostles lived her. Mary lived here.

Historic Greek Orthodoxy is West. Russian Orthodoxy is North; Islamic orthodoxy is East and what was an Egyptian kind of 'Orthodoxy' is South.

Whatever is in store politically, this country geographically and somehow socially will also be part of God's solution as well as any other less welcome contributrions. As it was before it will be again.

Father - Let Your Kingdom come.

D
Thanks for the "inside" look, David ... albeit from a "foreigner". Much appreciated.
 

rollo

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Although DavidTR calls himself a foreigner, I got a feeling we are because he's a lot closer to where the action is gonna be than we are. JMO
 
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