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    US Middle Eastern Policy Based on 'Despair' - Turkey's Deputy Prime Minister

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    Despair is the driving force behind the US Middle Eastern policy, which is not based on a long-term planning, Numan Kurtulmus, Turkey's deputy prime minister, said Wednesday.

    ANKARA (Sputnik) — The United States has serious differences with Turkey on the Syrian crisis because of Washington's support for the Syrian Kurdish Democratic Union Party, which Ankara considers a terrorist organization linked to the outlawed Kurdistan Workers' Party in Turkey.

    "The United States has changed its allies in the Middle East, and views its competitors as enemies. This is all acceptable from the point of view of foreign policy, but it would be good to understand the reasons for such actions. I do not think that this is the result of a long-term plan of Americans. They are in despair, thrown from one side to the other," Kurtulmus told the Anadolu news agency.

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