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July 03, 2011

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Super Blue

"As Israel's relations with Turkey get worse, its relations with Greece‬ get better"

Very logical, actually.

Dawn Carpenter

Israel is better off with a Greek Orthodox country for a friend. Good for Greece as well. They need to cultivate the friendship of non-EU countries so that when they leave the EU they'll have friends and trading partners.

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

No surprise there but as someone who supports Greece against Turkey and is a Friend of Israel I am delighted to read this news.

Joe De Mocritus

It is a great shame that Turkey has now decided to turn against western values and liberal democracy and chosen to head off down the Islamist path. By going in this direction there can be no place for them in the EU.

John Prendergast

I too am sorry that Turkey is going the way it is but perhaps Turkey has seen that the EU is a busted flush, like we should. Israel and Greece coiuld have many links.

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

Perhaps Grece should leave the Euro or be kicked out of it, then lock its New Drachma to the Israeli Shekel. I can see a lot of synergy in a trading pact between Greece and Israel, both countries of course keeping their own sovereignty.

Clement

Any good relations between the Greeks and the Turks is a plus, sometimes it's best to forget history a little and put differences apart

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

Greece is the cradle of democracy and fought long and hard to gain its freedom from its Turkish overlords, there is also the Cyprus situation to consider. I would far rather have Greece as a friendly country than have anything to do with Turkey which is an Asian nation not part of Europe.

David Lindsay

The Libyan rebels' would-be regime has been recognised by the Islamist government of Turkey.

Have you got the message yet?

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

Exactly David! This comes as no surprise to me.

Commentator

Joe De Mocritus writes "Turkey has now decided to turn against western values and liberal democracy"

Come now - criticising Israel's illegal Gaza occupation or its killing of Turkish citizens in international waters is hardly turning against Western values!

Axstane

Commentator

Israel does not occupy the Gaza Strip. You are some years behind.

By the way - of the 9 activists killed on the convoy ship just one was Turkish and described as "Turkish-American". That is official both from Hamas and the Turkish government. The entire incident was a disaster all round but gross exaggerations do not help you get a point across.

Martin Marprelate- A Man in the Street!

That's correct Axstane. Israel left the Gaza Strip, a big mistake in my eyes given subsequent events.

christophis-pittas

yes it was about time Greece and Israel become partners both democratic coutries and neighbors

Dominic Caraccilo

The quality of life and security for the citizens has been largely restored and we are a large part of why that has happened.

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