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Turkish opposition leader to face first European test

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ANKARA – Hürriyet Daily News
Main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu begins a landmark visit to Brussels on Wednesday, a three-day trip that carries symbolic meaning and will give him the opportunity to express his party’s views on a number of issues, from the new reform charter to Turkey’s foreign policy. ‘Mr. Kılıçdaroğlu?s visit demonstrates the strong support bestowed by the CHP to Turkey’s EU accession process,’ the CHP’s representative in Brussels tells the Daily News

Westerwelle insists EU membership for Turkey remains option – Monsters and Critics

Turkey miffed at sluggish EU entry talks

from Yahoo news
(BRUSSELS ) – Turkey expressed its irritation at the sluggish pace of talks to join the EU during a meeting Saturday with European foreign ministers, Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said.

AMANDA PAUL – Erdoğan scores victory, but will it change anything with the EU?

With Sunday?s ?yes? result, Turkey demonstrated that democracy is alive and kicking, while Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made history by securing his sixth electoral victory since the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) came to power. After carrying out a campaign worthy of a pop star, Erdoğan showed the world that after eight years at the top, he is still the most popular Turkish politician Turkey has seen for decades. Nobody else comes near.

Researcher Şen says Turkey does not need EU membership

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Interviews by YONCA POYRAZ DOĞAN
Professor Faruk Şen has said Turks are not very enthusiastic about the country becoming a member of the European Union because the EU leadership does not include Turkey?s membership in its plans in the near future, but the professor says there is no need to worry because Turkey does not need the EU.

Turkey: Reding’s Roma statement could help EU foreign policy

from EUobserver.com – Headline News

Turkey losing patience with EU entry foot-dragging

from Hurriyet Dailynews by BRUSSELS; Agence France-Presse
Exasperated Turkey slammed its fist on the table this weekend, saying Europe is dragging its feet on EU entry talks, while the 27-nation bloc sought to boost ties with a nation whose worldwide weight is on the rise.

The Impasse in Turkish – Armenian Relations

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

Hasan Selim Özertem, USAK Eurasian Studies Desk

Davutoglu, Clinton discuss Armenia-Turkey accords | Armenia News – NEWS.am

Balkans.com Business News : Turkey and EU Maneuverings -Dr. Abdul Ruff

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