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Israeli Faults: A Turkish Perspective

When the Israeli permanent representative of the UN Dan Gillerman was asked his assessment in CNN about the assassination of the leader of HAMAS Abdulaziz Rantisi by the Israeli government, he replied: “A dangerous terrorist has been killed and war against terrorism is on its successful path.
The Universal Declaration of Human Rights and the Millennium Declaration pledged to safeguard basic human rights-the rights of each person on the planet to health, education, shelter, and security. The Millennium Development goals are world's time-bound and quantified targets for address- ing extreme poverty in its many dimensions-income poverty
Africa has recently been firmly placed on Turkey's international agenda in a way that was perhaps unthinkable a couple of years ago. Television docu- mentaries, newspaper articles, photo exhibitions, music concerts and above all, current government's unprecedented support have all helped invigorating this recent interest on African 'affairs'.

Preface

In order to enhance Turkey's relations with Africa of whose roots can be traced back to early milde ages, Turkey declared 2005 as "Africa Year". In this context a number of top-level Turkish bureaucrats visited Africa including Turkish Prime Minister Mr. Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Turkish - African Sociocultural Relations

Turkish-African social and cultural relations predate the founding of the Turkish Republic in 1923, and go back to the predecessor Ottoman Empire. At its height the empire encompassed large parts of what is today described as the Balkans, which included modern Greece, large parts of North Africa, the pres- ent Middle East and at its core was the Asia Minor.
At the outset, I would like to thank to the Turkish Asian Center for Strategic Studies for organizing an international cogress on such an important subject. It is a great privilege for me to be present at the inauguration of the 1 International Turkish - African Congress together with scholars, intellectuals and eminent persons from Turkey, various African countries, regional and international organizations.

Foreign Aid and Africa's Development

African countries have had to tackle difficult problems of underdevelop- ment in their various forms in the last 45 years or so. Most of the emphasis has largely been geared towards overcoming economic problems, at times to the detriment of social and political considerations. These problems have, more often than not, been viewed in terms of scarcity of capital and technology.

Gulf Security: European Knights or American Cowboys?

One major challenge to whole Middle East security framework is the problem of establishing a security system in the Gulf region. The three poles that need to be balanced are Iraq, Iran and GCC Countries. The U.S. policies of balancing these actors against each other since 1971 failed after Iraqi invasion of Kuwait in 1990.

The OIC and Turkey

Muslim world is at a critical turning point. The problems emerging within the Muslim countries are now transnational characters and most of them have a global reach. The Muslim populations' geography is under strict scrutiny and even there are plans to transform the Muslim nations with the plans that will allegedly last more than 50 years.

Israeli Faults: A Turkish Perspective

When the Israeli permanent representative of the UN Dan Gillerman was asked his assessment in CNN about the assassination of the leader of HAMAS Abdulaziz Rantisi by the Israeli government, he replied: “A dangerous terrorist has been killed and war against terrorism is on its successful path.

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Continents ( 5 Fields )
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Africa 66 137
Asia 78 214
Europe 13 29
Latin America & Carribean 12 30
North America 7 6
Regions ( 4 Fields )
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Balkans 22 92
Middle East 19 56
Black Sea and Caucasus 2 15
Mediterranean 2 4
Identity Fields ( 2 Fields )
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Islamic World 51 143
Turkish World 15 29
Turkey ( 1 Fields )
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Turkey 54 208

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