No. 20

19 May 1997

The Political Scene

Turkish Prime Minister Necmettin Erbakan has beenflatly contradicted by his own defense minister over joint naval maneuvers with Israel and the US. US envoy Dennis Ross's latestattempt to restart the talks between Israel and the Palestinians has ended in failure. Turkey has againinvaded north Iraq in pursuit of Kurdish separatists. Israel's opposition Labor party has formally endorsed theconcept of limited Palestinian statehood. German prosecutors...