Touting Turkey's public diplomacy.

Posted: 17 Nov 2007

Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's meeting last week with President Bush "embodied something far greater than the immediate solution to the PKK crises; it was what Karen Hughes should have been doing for the past several years, it was public relations. In convincing the Turkish people that America is still a valuable ally, in showing the United States that we are still friends with common goals, and in demonstrating to the rest of the world that Turkey is a rational, mature member of a greater global community and knows that carrots are just as important as, and preferable to, sticks, the meeting was a great success." Turkish Daily News, 16 November 2007. "An effective public diplomacy is being conducted, the result of which is Turkey’s ever-high popularity in the region, especially in the Arab Middle East." Journal of Turkish Weekly, 15 November 2007.

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