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EurActiv.com – Turkey’s chief negotiator: ‘Privileged partnership’ is an insult | EU – European Information on Enlargement

Posters are seen at a small demonstration organized by France's ...

Posters are seen at a small demonstration organized by France’s far-right National Front party to protest the lighting of the Eiffel Tower in the red and white colours of Turkey’s flag as part of the “Season of Turkey” events in Paris October 8, 2009. Poster at left reads, “Shame on the Partnership of France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe”. Poster at right reads, “With the National Front Party, Defend our National Colours” with the Eiffel Tower in the Blue, White, Red colours of France’s flag. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

Marine Le Pen (R), daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, France's ...

Marine Le Pen (R), daughter of Jean-Marie Le Pen, France’s far-right National Front political party leader, attends a small demonstration to protest the lighting of the Eiffel Tower in the red and white colours of Turkey’s flag as part of the “Season of Turkey” events in Paris October 8, 2009. Sign in background reads, “Turkey, President Sarkozy Lied” REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen

EurActiv.com – EU talks ‘can be unblocked’, says Turkish negotiator | EU – European Information on Enlargement

The Lisbon Treaty and Cyprus – Hurriyet Daily News and Economic Review

Armenia-Turkey: Protests against rapprochement

by Onnik Krikorian

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Anti-Armenia-Turkey protocol demonstration, Los Angeles, United States of America © Liana Aghajanian / Ianyan 2009

Days before the foreign ministers of Armenia and Turkey are due to sign two historic protocols establishing diplomatic relations and possibly opening the border between the two neighboring countries, media attention has spiked towards what many had previously thought was an unlikely development.
:EurasiaNet News Briefs – Turkey: Ankara Tries to Keep Armenia-Azerbaijani Feud Off the Soccer Field

Turkey expects to seal deal with Armenia on October 10 | International | Reuters

Joining EU on agenda: Davutoglu | News from Armenia – NEWS.am

EthnicTurks Elected to Two Parliaments

by Mavi Boncuk

Elected to the new The Hellenic Parliament
Çetin Mandacı[1]and Ahmet Hacıosman [2]

Elected to new German Bundestag [3]
Aydan Oğuzöz, Memet Kılıç, Sevim Dağdelen, Serkan Tören and Ekin Deligöz.
Two leading politicians of Turkish origin, meanwhile, were not elected. Lale Akgün of the SDP, who ran for a seat in the federal parliament for the third time, and Cem Özdemir, the co-leader of the Green Party. Of the roughly 2.8 million people with Turkish roots, only about 600,000 can vote, many failing to register or acquire citizenship. Before these elections, five lawmakers out of 614 in the Bundestag, the lower house of parliament, were of Turkish origin.

Pour le président Gül, la Turquie doit changer avant d?entrer dans l?Europe

by acturca

Le Figaro (France), 7 octobre 2009, p. 1

Propos recueillis à Ankara par Philippe Gélie

Le chef de l?État turc affirme, dans un entretien au Figaro , que « c?est à la Turquie elle-même qu?il appartient de se transformer » . Tout en minimisant le « malentendu » avec la France à propos de l?adhésion de son pays à l?Union européenne, il estime que « l?essentiel » est que la démocratie et l?économie de la Turquie soient « renforcées » par l?adoption des normes européennes. Le chef de l?État turc est attendu ce soir à Paris. Il doit inaugurer demain avec le président Nicolas Sarkozy l?exposition « De Byzance à Istanbul » au Grand Palais, dans le cadre de la Saison de la Turquie en France.

Turkey's Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) is seen with ...

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu (L) is seen with European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso at the EU Commission headquarters in Brussels, October 2, 2009. Davutoglu said on Thursday he had “no doubts” that Armenia and Turkey would sign historic accords to normalise ties after a century of hostility. REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Ankara receives 2009 Europe Prize during ceremony

by Turkish Digest

“Ankara receives 2009 Europe Prize during ceremony
8 October 2009 | 17:38 | FOCUS News Agency
Strasbourg. The Turkish town of Ankara will receive the 2009 Europe Prize in a ceremony which will be held on Saturday 10 October, the Communication Unit of the Parliamentary Assembly announced.”

Croatia nears EU entry, Turkey must do more – draft | Industries | Technology, Media & Telecommunications | Reuters

EU progress report to lend support to Ergenekon investigation
Today’s Zaman
The draft report obtained by Today’s Zaman describes the ongoing Ergenekon trial as an opportunity for strengthening democracy in Turkey.

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