Turkey's prime minister appealed for stability and drew attention to his strong economic record in a national address, amid political turmoil that pits his Islamic-oriented government against the military-backed, secular establishment.
"Even 4.5 years ago, this country was riven by serious problems, which thank goodness have been overcome one by one," said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, whose government was elected in 2002.
When General Wesley Clark spoke about the famous list of seven Middle Eastern countries to be demolished in five consecutive years, he has done nothing but remark, for the last time, if there was any need, Washington's willingness to redesign the Middle East within a more general framework of global domination.
In the region and in the worldб America and China seem to have become the major rivals. The Asia-Pacific region seems to have become the main area of this rivalry