Wednesday, May 29, 2013
Turkey, Iran Struggle To Keep Up Appearances - Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East
Turkey, Iran Struggle To Keep Up Appearances
By: Semih Idiz for Al-Monitor Turkey Pulse Posted on May 28.
The pretense of good ties Ankara and Tehran have been trying to maintain despite the deepening of the Syrian crisis — in which the two countries are supporting opposite sides — has started to shatter. Iran is also expressing dissatisfaction over Turkey’s peace process with the Kurdistan Workers Party (PKK), which involves militants from the group moving out of Turkey into northern Iraq. While Turkey’s ties with Tehran become more confrontational, Ankara’s new regional enemy is turning out to be the Iranian-backed Lebanese Hezbollah.
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