16 October 2010: Interview with Turkish president Abdullah Gul on integration, Islamophobia, Turkish EU accession, and “Islamic Calvinists”

from European Stability Initiative – News
Abdullah Gul in Süddeutsche Zeitung Turkish president Abdullah Gul gave a long …
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German President to Speak Before Turkish Parliament

from NYT > Turkey by By JUDY DEMPSEY
On Monday, just days after Chancellor Angela Merkel said that multiculturalism in Germany had ?utterly failed,? Christian Wulff headed to Ankara to speak to religious and political leaders.

French MPs in bid to stop Turkey EU funds

from EurActiv.com

Some fifty centre-right parliamentarians have tabled an amendment to France’s budget law asking to scrap the country’s contribution to the part of the EU budget intended to fund the pre-accession of Turkey to the European Union. EurActiv France reports.

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Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) attend a meeting with NATO Secretary General Anders Fogh Rasmussen in Ankara October 7, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Umit Bektas

Turkey tests legal bypass of visa problem

from EurActiv.com
A leading Turkish lobbyist called yesterday (14 October) for the EU to lift visa requirements for his country?s nationals by using as a basis a court decision. But the European Commission made clear that the long-standing problem was not likely to be resolved by legal means.

EU lacks vision on Turkey membership: Gul

from Yahoo news
Turkish President Abdullah Gul accused European politicians and intellectuals of lacking vision about Turkey joining the European Union, in an interview published Saturday in the Suedeutsche Zeitung.

Prospects of a Triangular Relationship ? Energy Relations between the EU, Russia and Turkey.

by acturca

International Policy Analysis (Friedrich Ebert Foundation) April 2010

Kristin Linke, Marcel Viëtor (eds.)

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