Recep Tayyip Erdogan en Syria and Britain <div class="field field-type-text field-field-subhead"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> War of words on British left over how to deal with Syrian uprising against Assad regime </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-byline1"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> Michael Goldfarb </div> </div> </div> <!--paging_filter--><p> The Guardian is well-known as a newspaper on the left of the political spectrum. As a sideline, and wholly unrelated to his work for the paper, The Guardian&#39;s Middle East editor Brian Whitaker runs the website al-Bab, to &quot;introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity - fascinating though it may be.&quot;</p> <p> It is worth checking out al-Bab from time to time but <a href="">today</a> especially so. Whitaker introduced me to a new term &quot;Zio-American plot.&quot; That&#39;s what Syria&#39;s official news agency calls the uprising against the Assad regime.</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Assad Ba'ath party Brian Whitaker Britain Brookings Institution Home neo-cons neo-conservatism Recep Tayyip Erdogan Regions Syria The Guardian Turkey zio-American zionism Americas Europe Middle East Turkey United Kingdom United States Europa GlobalPost Blogs Mon, 09 Jan 2012 11:20:44 +0000 Michael Goldfarb 5686442 at Erdogan's Zionism comments anger Israel, US US Secretary of State John Kerry plans to make clear his disapproval when he meets Erdogan in Ankara later today.<p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Need to Know Recep Tayyip Erdogan World Leaders Diplomacy Israel and Palestine Turkey United States Fri, 01 Mar 2013 13:23:00 +0000 Jessica Phelan 5770869 at