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●Rejep tiap urdiwan--president of turkey●Turkey itself spans regions and continents..is it mostly euro or middle east? ○Most put it in the middle east but inc people are putting it in europe bc ■it is the bridge between the two regions and ■turkey pays a roll in both and ■the president plays a role in immigration in europe and possibly turkey becoming a european member but also ■In a lot of middle eastern affairs--a conflict happening in syria ●Urdiwan turkeys is warming ties with russia--they are starting it pivot towards the east a bit more than they have. And with israel. ○In the past he’s been very confrontation w them over palestine issue and was a defender of their rights. ○He’s quite adamant about standing up to president of syria calling for him to be overthrown ○Turkey is working w US september 2016 in active military operations inside of syria against isis ●Middle east and africa: people urdiwan likes○Outlier (bc of all cultural religious and confrontational issues) : israel■The leader is prime minister benjamin netanyahu■He is a right wing conservative-- a hawkish politician. He does not mind confrontation and relies on military and being more active to solve problems ■Huge US ally as well. US is a big supporter of them but israel has not been popular in its own neighborhood ●Fights a lot of wars with its neighbors ■The leaders of these two states actually didn't like each other at the time of the video but the country are historic allies and will weather through conflicts■Why dont like each other? ●bc obama admin has been bringing up details about israel recognizing palestine as its own state ●Benjamin has worked against that so●Also the obama admin has signed a nuclear agreement deal with iran--warming relations w them who was a historic enemy of us and current enemy of israel ●In september 2016 the US today released a press statement saying they will pledge 38