O. Matthews & C. Dickey, Newsweek | November 30, 2009
Turkey, rather than Iran, is emerging as the real beneficiary of the US misadventures in the Middle East. ++ America sits on the sidelines as Turkey expands its regional influence. ++ The souring of Turkish-Israeli relations has been watched with great anxiety in Washington, where it is feared that Ankara's new foreign policy is driven by "thinly concealed Islamist ideology." ++ But Turkey's news standing in the region has a chance of transforming the country into something more valuable to Washington than a subservient tool or proxy."