Sibel Edmonds, Turkey, and neocons

Sibel Edmonds, the Turkish FBI translator turned whistleblower who has been subjected to a
gag order could provide a major insight into how neoconservatives distort US foreign policy and
enrich themselves at the same time. On one level, her story appears straightforward: several Turkish
lobbying groups allegedly bribed congressmen to support policies favourable to Ankara. But beyond
that, the Edmonds revelations become more serpentine and appear to involve AIPAC, Israel and a
number of leading neoconservatives who have profited from the Turkish connection. Israel has long
cultivated a close relationship with Turkey since Ankara’s neighbours and historic enemies – Iran,
Syria and Iraq – are also hostile to Tel Aviv. Islamic Turkey has also had considerable symbolic value
for Israel, demonstrating that hostility to Muslim neighbours is not a sine qua non for the Jewish state.

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