Turkey wants to increase its diplomatic weight in the world

Erdogan’s moderate Islamist, reiterated Tuesday that want to travel to Gaza on the occasion of a visit to Egypt. This initiative will further poison relations between Turkey and downright evil Israel, however countries that were allies.

Israel considers Hamas, which rules the Gaza Strip as a "terrorist", while Erdogan calls on its militants to "resilient."

This visit is the subject of talks with Palestinian leaders in Egypt, which borders the Gaza Strip, said Erdogan.

Is realized or not visiting the project, it testifies to the will of the Turkish leader to send a new message of solidarity to the Palestinian challenge to Israel and veiled rebuke to Arab leaders, considered too soft to support the cause Palestine.

The prime minister stressed his diplomatic ambitions for Turkey, a Muslim member of NATO has stepped up ties with neighboring Arab states in recent years.

"There’s an empty space, no more Arab powers, and it is Turkey that is occupied," said Bertrand Badie, professor of international relations in Paris.

On August 19, Erdogan visited the victims of famine in Somalia, the first foreign leader to travel to such a level in Mogadishu since the beginning of the civil war in 1991, with the exception of the Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni November.

Leader of an emerging country, Ergodo put into question the Western powers: "The tragedy unfolding here is a test of civilization and contemporary values ​​(…) The Western world must successfully pass that test to demonstrate that Western values ​​are not empty rhetoric, "he said.

In October, Erdogan traveled to areas hit by floods in Pakistan, boosting its image as a champion of Muslim solidarity and moderate Islam.

"Islam is attached to peace, and we are believers of Islam. Those who have faith in Islam can not kill," he said.

In May 2010, Turkey submitted a proposal with Brazil, aimed at finding a diplomatic solution to international tensions motivated by Iran’s nuclear program, and in January 2011 was the host of the talks between major powers and Iran over this issue .

Similarly, are innumerable trips Turkish Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, tireless promoter of the Turkish model, introduced as the link Islam and democracy.

This very active diplomacy is backed by a booming economy (increase of 8.9% of GDP in 2010), Bertrand Badie said.

"The advantage of the emerging countries is that they have one foot in the area of ​​the rich and another poor area, one foot in the north and one foot in the South. That gives them a very strong capacity for action" explains.

"Turkey is becoming a world power, an actor can not be excluded. But this should have a regional space, and that’s what you’re doing," says Badie.

But "when it becomes very powerful, can not be friends with everybody." This is what happens with Israel.

The Turkish-Israeli bilateral relations, excellent in the past, were degraded up to the announcement on Friday by Ankara of the expulsion of the Israeli ambassador and the cessation of military cooperation, following Israel’s refusal to apologize for the bloody assault on a Turkish ship that caused nine deaths in 2010.

Israel lost an ally. Turkey lost the role of intermediary between the Arabs and Israel played in recent years.

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