Kudos to Turkey

Finally, some politicians in the region care more about principles than money:

ANKARA - Reacting to recent Israeli attacks on Lebanon and Palestine 215 parliamentarians have resigned from Turkey-Israel Interparliamentary Friendship Group so far.

The group has a total of 263 members.
A $500 million arms deal was also cancelled by the Turkish government.
1 Comment

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region, www.arabist.net.