Fainting in Coyles
An occasional letter from the Heart of Euroville

Tuesday, March 18, 2003  

Turkey will fall into line

According to this post on the TurkishPress.com

Presidential Foreign Affairs Chief Adviser Tacan Ildem said
''during the meeting at the Cankaya Presidential Palace, a full consensus was reached that the government should take all measures to protect national interests of Turkey, and take steps immediately in line with its assessments under the recommendatory decision of the National Security Council (NSC) on January 31, 2003.''

Essentially they are looking at ways of overturning the previous decision not to allow US forces into Turkey, or to use Turkish airspace, air bases etc.

This happened after the Turkish Lira collapsed according to the FT; Interesting isn't it how oil prices went down and the stockmarkets of the US and UK went up on the announcement that the time for talking was over? Obviously the world economy doesn't follow the UN.

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