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Publisher: The Guardian

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19 Jan 2011

US feared Turkish military backlash in ‘coup plot’ arrests

US diplomats in Turkey feared that a wave of arrests of senior military officers last year over an alleged plot to topple the country's Islamist-rooted government could trigger an "unpredictable military reaction", according to a leaked diplomatic cable.
US diplomats in Turkey feared that a wave of arrests of senior military officers last year over an alleged plot to...
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Publisher: The Guardian

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11 Dec 2010

Pope wanted Muslim Turkey kept out of EU

The pope is responsible for the Vatican's growing hostility towards Turkey joining the EU, previously secret cables sent from the US embassy to the Holy See in Rome claim. In 2004 Cardinal Ratzinger, the future pope, spoke out against letting a Muslim state join, although at the time the Vatican was formally neutral on the question. The Vatican's acting foreign minister, Monsignor Pietro Parolin, responded by telling US diplomats that Ratzinger's comments were his own rather than the official Vatican position.
The pope is responsible for the Vatican's growing hostility towards Turkey joining the EU, previously secret cables sent...
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