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?Healthy man of sick Europe?

from Bosphorus Diary by Yavuz Baydar

As what the Economist notes as a ?welcome rise? of Turkey in the economic and international policy field becomes increasingly visible, the state of confusion within the EU about Turkey is more clearly exposed.

It is an interesting type of development. In the first half of the now ending decade, what pushed Turkey ahead in terms of substantial change was the enormous dynamic of the prospect of membership in the union, and despite the quickly fading desire in Europe to accept its progress as an indication to speed up membership talks, Turkey accelerates its normalization nevertheless.

Turkey Steps Out

from NYT > Turkey by By ROGER COHEN
Ankara’s foreign minister applies Western ideas and the West doesn’t like it.

Does German-French axis dominate the EU?

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
One of the central matters in the Turkey-EU relations is obviously the question concerning the hypothetical accession of Turkey to the EU. In that respect, two of the main EU players, namely France and Germany, have expressed negative stances
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attend the opening of the Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative conference near Athens. AFP photo
Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou (R) and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attend the opening of the Mediterranean Climate Change Initiative conference near Athens. AFP photo

Greek media hails country’s ‘improved’ ties with Turkey

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Members of the Greek media are hailing the improved ties between Turkey and Greece after PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s latest trip to Athens.

Worldview: A new Turkey is redefining itself

from Yahoo news
ISTANBUL, Turkey – All during the Cold War, Turkey was the NATO country the United States took for granted, a secular Muslim state that straddled Europe and Asia and defended a long border with the Soviet Union.

JOOST LAGENDIJK – Germany?s multiple faces

Last week Germany was at the center of the Turkish media. It started when German Chancellor Angela Merkel gave a speech in which she declared that attempts to build a multicultural society in Germany had failed.

Report | Minority Foundations in Greece and Turkey

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

To read the report, please click here.To read the press release of the report, please click here.
A Tale of Reciprocity: Minority Foundations in Greece and Turkey

Turkish Economic and Social Studies Foundation (TESEV) Democratization Program, published a new report analyzing the situation of minority foundations both inGreeceand Turkey. The report considers the ‘reciprocity argument’ as a policy that both government use to restrict the rights of their own citizens.

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