ISTANBUL — According to the results of a recent survey on the Turkey’s foreign policy by Istanbul’s Kadir Has University, Turkish people consider Israel and the US as the biggest threats to their country. The survey was conducted in April among 1,000 people of the urban populations across Turkey, Today’s Zaman reports.
In response to a question concerning which country they see as the biggest threat to Turkey, 42.6 percent of respondents said Israel, 35.3 percent mentioning the United States. Syria (22.1 percent) and Armenia (20.3 percent) come next in the list.
Although Turkey is officially a candidate country for European Union membership, according to 10.2 percent of respondents, EU countries pose a threat to Turkey.
8.7 percent of respondents said that no country constitutes a threat to Turkey, while 38.9 percent of the population found that “Turkey has no friends.”
Among friendly countries Turkish people singled out Azerbaijan (37.5 percent), Northern Cyprus (8.9 percent) and Bosnia and Herzegovina (6 percent).