And then there was Kurdish connection
Syria's tragedy, however, spurred restitution and resolution. Israel and Turkey both border on Syria, and they face a common threat: a Pandora's box of terrorists would exploit a fragmented Syria. They both fight shadow wars with Iran, which backs Syria's Assad dictatorship. The Assad regime wages perpetual war with Israel. Since early 2011, when Syria's rebellion erupted, for all practical purposes the regime has been at war with Turkey.
Friday, March 29, 2013
The Ottoman links
Lots of political spin in the US press about President Obama's trip to Israel, but StrategyPage notes that the real success of the trip was about Israel and Turkey making nice: