It is no surprise that after Turkey successfully negotiated an $8.5 billion loan from the U.S. (coincidentally on the sidelines of the same IMF meeting in which Iraq’s new U.S. appointed administration announced that all of Iraq’s local markets, except natural resources, were open to foreign ownership - cite: http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3126522.stm) that they would agree to send troops to Iraq above the protestations of well over 60% of their citizens. Does the apparent capitualation of a predominantly Muslim country in the region change the dynamic of the Iraqi occupation? If so, in what way? How will these changes become manifest in the policies of the neighboring countries in the region.
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/business/3130504.stm - (Turkey negotiates $8.5B loan from U.S.)
http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/europe/3172228.stm - (Turkey agrees to send troops to Iraq)