Turkey makes radical changes in its ‘Secret Constitution’ Published: 8/23/2010 Turkey is to remove Iran, Iraq, Greece and Russia from a watch-list of nations it considers a specific threat to its national security, a news report said on Monday. Ankara has been closely cooperating with the four former “security threats” in recent years and now regards them as its new partners, amid Western concerns of rapprochement between these countries. The draft of the new national security strategy, also known as the “Red Book” or “Secret Constitution,” a national security policy document, is about to be completed in a bid to revise its national security strategy, according to reports by the media in Turkey. The review replaces a previous edition published five years ago.
Turkish Stars, an air force aerobatic team, perform during a graduation ceremony at the Air Force War Academy in Istanbul August 31 2010. REUTERS/ Osman Orsal (TURKEY – Tags: MILITARY EDUCATION)
Historical Galata Tower is seen in Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
A general view of the historical part of the country’s largest city, Istanbul, Turkey, Wednesday, July 21, 2010. (AP Photo/Ibrahim Usta)
A giant poster promoting World Basketball Championships hangs from a castle in Kayseri, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. The World Basketball Championships begin on Saturday Aug. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Women sit near a giant poster promoting the World Basketball Championships hanging from a castle in Kayseri, Turkey, Thursday, Aug. 26, 2010. The World Basketball Championship begins on Saturday, Aug. 28, 2010. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
Turkish Stars, the aerobatic team of the Turkish Air Force, perform a manoeuvre during a ceremony marking the 88th anniversary of Victory Day in Ankara August 30, 2010. REUTERS/Mark Blinch (TURKEY – Tags: POLITICS MILITARY ANNIVERSARY TRANSPORT)