Enter regional Superpower Turkey
Turkey has the history. It is a major hub of Gas and Oil pipelines. It has excellent relations with Russia (and Iran and Syria). And Turkey rose while Israel was concentrating on neocon hegemonic ambitions. I wonder if there is a drop of vision or diplomacy in the Israeli leadership? Or is it simply about murder and punishment?
The Turkish Armed Forces, with a combined troop strength of around 1,041,900 soldiers (including reserves and paramilitary forces), is the second largest standing force in NATO (after the United States): wikipedia
Of course, Turkey’s shift toward becoming a global power in the region is bothering Israel. This distress is amplified by the presence of the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) in power, the “one minute” incident and the support and sympathy for Turkey from the Arab and Muslim world. But this is how things are rolling. If a powerful Turkey is taking the stage, is it smart for Israel to mess with Turkey? Shouldn’t Israel attach more importance to this kind of Turkey for the sake of peace in Israel, the Middle East and more importantly for world peace?