Since last year's flotilla debacle killed nine Turkish activists, Israel has cultivated ties with Greece, offering the debt-ridden country generous military aid.
Europe is again taking the lead for international response in another chapter of the Arab Spring, arguing for a UN resolution against Syria. Unlike in Libya, it's not calling for military action.
After a decade of much warmer relations between Ankara and Damascus, Turkey’s tough new stance against the Assad regime's crackdown on protesters should provide Washington and the West with the opportunity – if not the impetus – to adopt a more assertive stance on Syria.
A group of Syrians waits to cross the border near the Turkish village of Guvecci on June 8. About 1,050 Syrian refugees, including more than 30 wounded in clashes in northern Syria, have already arrived in Turkey, which shares a 520-mile border with Syria, authorities said.
The economic boom in Turkey that is driving urban renewal is also forcing many minorities and the poor from their homes. Now, some are fighting back with lawsuits.
Three weeks of protests in Syria have revealed the violent hand of the Assad regime, yet the US is not responding to this crisis in the same way it did in Libya.
French President Sarkozy has been at odds with most European leaders on the question of what leadership role NATO should have in Libya.
Cultural and natural sites are being submerged as Turkey races to double its power output by 2020.