Owen Matthews, Newsweek | July 27, 2010
Western opinion holds that Turkey is turning East, but Ankara is actually pursuing a policy centered on its economic and geographic power. ++ Europe remains a key goal, but Turkey has diversified its alliances and no longer depends on the will of its American and European partners. ++ It has isolated the PKK by cultivating relationships with its neighbors, and this peace pays extra dividends in the form of economic growth. ++ "Common national interests rather than old geopolitical blocs" shape Turkey’s new relationship with the West.