PM Erdoğan stops by Lebanon

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Turkeys Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan and ...

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan (L) and Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri (R) greet their supporters during the inauguration ceremony of a hospital funded by Turkey in Sidon, southern Lebanon, November 25, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/ Sharif Karim

Why is Erdoğan so popular in Lebanon?

by Ruşen Çakır
While watching Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan address thousands of Lebanese on TV, I became very curious about the feelings of the Israeli agents who were sure to have been amongst the crowd.
Supporters wave Lebanese and Turkish flags during ...

Supporters wave Lebanese and Turkish flags during a rally to welcome Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s visit to Lebanon in al-Kouachra village, northern Lebanon, November 24, 2010. Posters of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan are seen in the background.? Read more REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Turkish PM Erdogan: We Call a Murderer, a Murderer

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

Wednesday, 25 November 2010By Gamze Coşkun, JTW

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan
made a speech at Kuvashra, a Turkoman village in Lebanon. Erdogan said, “When necessary, we will call a murderer, a murderer” referring to Israel which connoted the words of Sarkozy referring to Iran, “we call a cat, a cat”. At his speech, the Turkish PM invited Israeli government not to repeat its mistakes, to apologize and make peace.

A supporter of  Turkeys Prime Minister Recep ...

A supporter of Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan waves Turkish flags during a rally to welcome Erdogan’s visit to Lebanon in al-Kouachra village, northern Lebanon, November 24, 2010. Posters of Lebanon’s Prime Minister Saad al-Hariri (L) and Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan are seen in the background.? Read more » REUTERS/ Mohamed Azakir

Turkey risks increasing tension with EU ahead of elections

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkish-EU relations could be set for more tension with elections in the country approaching, analysts warn. EU diplomats, however, are expressing concerns about any escalation in rhetoric. ?It would be a real shame if such an important issue for the future of over 70 million Turkish people was subordinated to short-term politics,? says one diplomat

Greece wants summit on Turkey’s EU bid

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Greece would like the European Union to convene a summit to discuss reviving Turkey’s ‘seemingly frozen’ bid for membership in the 27-member bloc, it has said.

European ministers discuss judicial reform in Istanbul

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Modernization of the judiciary is an obligation rather than a bonus, Turkey?s justice minister says during the 30th Council of Europe Conference of Ministers of Justice in Istanbul, which tackled topics like modern, transparent and efficient justice; prison policy in contemporary Europe; and the protection of personal information in the third millennium

Cat Fight

from Istanbul Calling by Yigal Schleifer

In the end, Ankara decided to use the recent NATO summit in Lisbon not as an opportunity to make a De Gaulle-style break with the alliance, but rather as a chance to reaffirm Turkey’s commitment to the concept of collective security and to fend off those who were looking for another piece of evidence to prove the alleged Turkish drift eastward.

A tale of one summit: NATO?s new Strategic Concept by GÜLNUR AYBET

from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Op-Ed
LONDON — As far as summits go, much attention was focused on NATO?s Lisbon summit last weekend, but what came out of it was hardly surprising or significant.

Germany?s integration debate and Sarrazin?s statements about Muslim immigrants by Linda von Keyserlingk

The discussion on the benefits and problems of immigration is no new phenomenon in Germany. However, two months ago the debate gained intensity, when Thilo Sarrazin, a social democrat and board member of the Bundesbank, published his book ?Germany Abolishes Itself? (Deutschland schafft sich ab).

UE/Turquie : la Turquie est désormais arrimée au réseau électrique européen

by acturca

Europolitique Energie

24 novembre 2010

Le congrès 2010 à Istanbul de l?Assemblée des régions d?Europe (ARE) a mis en lumière le raccordement en douceur de la Turquie au réseau électrique européen. Les tests de synchronisation, basés sur la technologie de réseau intelligent (smart grid) développée par General Electric (GE), partenaire de l?ARE(1), ont débuté en septembre 2010 avec succès, grâce à un jumelage turc avec RTE (Réseau de transport d?électricité), filiale d?EDF (France), réalisé sur appel d?offres, dans le cadre d?une opération financée par la Commission européenne. Les tests doivent s?étendre sur un an. L?interconnexion définitive de la Turquie au réseau européen, annoncée pour septembre 2011, ouvre des perspectives énergétiques et économiques.

Turquie, Pologne, Roumanie: les routes migratoires se déplacent à l?est de l?Europe

by acturca

Mediapart (France), 24 novembre 2010

Carine Fouteau

Les chemins empruntés par les migrants sans-visas pour rejoindre l?Europe évoluent en fonction des obstacles toujours plus nombreux dressés par les États membres. Dans un rapport qui vient d?être rendu public, le réseau Migreurop, regroupement international d?associations et de militants, montre qu?au fur et à mesure que les systèmes de contrôle humain se perfectionnent, les trajectoires prennent des formes de plus en plus sinueuses, kafkaïennes et dangereuses. Avec un point de passage presque obligé: l?enfermement. Et un goulet d?étranglement géographique: la frontière terrestre entre la Turquie et la Grèce.

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