Muslims are shifting stones in Europe, says Nilüfer Göle
Today’s Zaman
A wide range of scholars at the İstanbul Seminars 2010 at İstanbul Bilgi University are considering the issue of Islam in Europe, including one of the most
UN Secretary General Ban chats with Turkeys ...

U.N. Secretary General Ban Ki-moon (L) chats with Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu before their meeting at the Ciragan Palace in Istanbul May 21, 2010. Ban said on Friday he hoped Iran’s deal to send some of its enriched uranium abroad may open the door to a negotiated settlement in a row with the West over its nuclear programme.? Read more REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Brazil, Turkey praised for Iranian nuke deal

from Yahoo news
Japan has hailed a deal brokered by Brazil and Turkey on Iran’s nuclear program and agreed with the two countries to continue to closely consult on the matter following a U.S. move to impose additional sanctions against Iran, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday. Foreign Minister Katsuya Okada held separate teleconferences Wednesday with his Turkish and Brazilian counterparts, Ahmet Davutoglu and …
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from Financial Times

ECHR: Turkey to Pay Compensation to Norma Cox for Entry Ban

from Bianet :: English
USA citizen Norma Cox was repeatedly expelled from Turkey in the 1980s because she was seen as a “danger to the national security”. The European Court of Human Rights decreed that the entry ban interfered with the right to freedom of expression and convicted Turkey.

UN chief: Turkey should solve problems with Armenia, Cyprus

from Hurriyet Dailynews
U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon has praised Turkey’s contributions to world peace but encouraged it to be more active in solving its own conflicts with Armenia and Cyprus.

Cyprus, EU, Iran high on Turkey’s regional agenda

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkey is ready to ‘open its doors’ to southern Cyprus as long as there is reciprocity and equal rights, FM Davutoğlu said Friday in a speech on his country’s regional and international role.

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From Le Monde. Typical French arrogance.

?Knowing the Other is Knowing Yourself: Understanding European Identity Through Turkey?s Accession to the EU?

from Changing Turkey in a Changing World by Changing Turkey

By Agnes I. Schneeberger, PhD student, Institute of Communications Studies, University of Leeds.

Grounded in empirical qualitative data from a cross-national comparison of Austrian and British focus group discussions, this study investigates the boundaries evoked by Turkey?s accession to the EU in citizen discourses and what they reveal about the status and definition of a European identity. While previous research has mainly focused on defining European identities through identification, this study employs the principle of différance. Drawing on identity theories this study suggests that a contrasting Other emerges as a main and general constituting feature in all identity formation processes. While the Eastern Other has played a major role in shaping European unity in the past, Turkey is seen to continue to embody a significant Other in the construction of European identities today.

KLAUS JURGENS – Spanish-Turkish relations enter new phase

Positively speaking, it has become a rather time-consuming matter to keep track of Turkey?s government engaging in international relations as not only is Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu often present on the world?s political stage, but Turkey?s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, has committed himself to frequent external missions, too.

Clarification of the Axis of Turkish Foreign Policy

from U.S.A.K. Blog by USAK

Sedat Laciner, USAK President

The main axis of a normal state is itself and its neighborhood. And a country that cannot stand on its own feet is not able to determine an axis in its foreign policy, because a line does not exist without a starting point.

AMANDA PAUL – Turkey-EU relations: heading into the sand

As Turkey-European Union relations stagger on, many in the EU?s institutions are increasingly frustrated by a process that is becoming ever more politicized, lacking direction and bogged down with problems.

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  • Nilüfur made some good statements and some very bad. Maybe the article is not consistent.
    I have some other figures. And quess what, I lived in West Europe for 35 years..)))

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