Anyone would be remiss, incidentally, not to praise Turkey up to the moon for coming down against violent Islamism. I’ve already expressed words to that effect, elsewhere, on the C-Intifada — but now Zaman Online splashes this gem, front page:
Turkey in efforts to contribute to the Middle East peace process hosted the victor of January 25th Palestinian elections, the Islamic Resistance Movement (HAMAS).
Turkish Foreign Minister Abdullah Gul in line with international pressure made the suggestion “Give up violence, sit at the negotiation table with Israel for peace. Allow the peaceful coexistence of Palestine and Israel side by side as two independent states.”
Note to State: re-fax Russia this particular memo.