"Convergence on Iraq: US, global; Turkey, regional; Sunnis, local
I knew this already but haven't disclosed it before because I was told it was off the record. However the day before yesterday, during a live NTV talk show that we both contributed to, on Turkish foreign policy, Professor Ahmet Davudoglu, chief foreign policy advisor to both Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul, put on the record an observation from an Iraqi Sunni leader who participated in the Dec. 4 meeting in Istanbul in the presence of Gul and U.S. Ambassador to Baghdad Zalmay Khalilzad. His observation was the following: “Iraq isn't under U.S. but Iranian occupation.”"
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