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WikiLeaks cables: Turkey let US use airbase for rendition flights

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Mark Tran

Turkey allowed use of Incirlik airbase as refuelling stop, US embassy cable reveals, after Turkish denials of involvement

Turkey allowed the US to use its airbase at Incirlik in southern Turkey as part of the “extraordinary rendition” programme to take suspected terrorists to Guantánamo Bay, according to a US diplomatic cable.

US embassy cables: Turkey and terrorism

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Cable dated:2002-11-15T12:40:00
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 ANKARA 008305
S/CT FOR REAP
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/14/2012
TAGS: PTER, TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY: 2002 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT
REF: STATE 201772

1. (U) CLASSIFIED BY DCM ROBERT S. DEUTSCH; REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D)

US embassy cables: US-Turkey relations improve

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Cable dated:2006-01-30T13:38:00
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 ANKARA 000331
SIPDIS
E.O. 12958: DECL: 01/27/2016
TAGS: MARR, MASS, MOPS, PREL, PGOV, TU, IZ, AF, RU
SUBJECT: SCENE-SETTER FOR THE VISIT OF MARINE CORPS COMMANDANT GENERAL HAGEE
REF: DCD PROFILER6 JAN. 19 EMAIL TO MAJOR CRAIG MILLER
Classified By: Ambassador Ross Wilson, reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

US embassy cables: Turkey and terrorism

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Cable dated:2002-11-15T12:40:00
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 05 ANKARA 008305
S/CT FOR REAP
E.O. 12958: DECL: 11/14/2012
TAGS: PTER, TU
SUBJECT: TURKEY: 2002 ANNUAL TERRORISM REPORT
REF: STATE 201772

1. (U) CLASSIFIED BY DCM ROBERT S. DEUTSCH; REASONS 1.5 (B) AND (D)
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US embassy cables: Turkey used as base to transport terrorism suspects

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Cable dated:2006-06-08T06:52:00
S E C R E T SECTION 01 OF 04 ANKARA 003352
SIPDIS
SIPDIS
NOFORN
E.O. 12958: DECL: 06/05/2026
TAGS: MOPS, PREL, PARM, TU, IZ, IR, AJ, AF
SUBJECT: SCENESETTER FOR JUNE 14 VISIT OF GENERAL SCHWARTZ TO TURKEY
Classified By: Ambassador Wilson for reasons 1.4 (b) and (d).

Wikileaks: Turkey granted US airbase access for extraordinary renditions

from Boing Boing by Xeni Jardin

US Ambassador Cable Proves Torture at Turkish Military Base

from Bianet :: English
According to cables from 2006 published on WikiLeaks, Turkey issued permission to the USA to use the Incirlik Military Base for illegal interrogations of alleged “terror suspects” since 2002. The Ministry of Foreign Affairs had previously denied such accusations.

Turkey deplores Europe’s ‘lack of vision’

from EUobserver.com – Headline News

Turkey?s foreign policy and mistakes

by ERGUN BABAHAN
Foreign policy is essentially a projection of power. A country?s influence over the world determines its place in foreign policy. Turkey has made substantial progress towards becoming a regional actor thanks to the political stability it has maintained in recent years and the radical change in its attitude toward its neighbors.

The day after III: The Cyprus peace dividend for Turkey and Greece

by acturca

PRIO Cyprus Centre Paper, 1/2010, 54 p.

by Özlem Oğuz Çilsal, Praxoula Antoniadou Kyriacou and Fione Mullen

This study is the third in the series of Day After reports prepared by the all-female team that has come to be known as The Three Ladies. In our first report, we analyzed the commercial opportunities that could arise from the reunification of Cyprus and quantified the peace dividend for the key sectors that would benefit.

Baroness Ashton & EU foreign policy

by AMANDA PAUL
It has been just over a year since Baroness Catherine Ashton was appointed as EU foreign policy chief. To say the least, the past 12 months have not been easy.

Turkey is no ‘docile supplicant’ for EU accession, Erdogan warns

from Yahoo news
Brussels/Ankara – Turkey is not prepared to beg an increasingly hostile European Union to be let in into the club, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan warned Monday.

Emerging markets: Welcome to the ‘Bric ‘n’ Mitsk’

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Fiona Walsh

The man who coined the term Brics is adding four new countries ? Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and South Korea

First there were the “Brics” – now there’s “Bric ‘n’ Mitsk.” Jim O’Neill, the economist who coined the term Brics to describe Brazil, Russia, India and China, is adding Mexico, Indonesia, Turkey and South Korea to the original four countries to create a new grouping of growth markets.

The Guardian: Turkey will become EU member sooner or later

Erdogan: Turkey Has Vigor the EU Needs Badly-Newsweek

Turkey in talks with France over NPP – New Europe

Paradoxes turcs

by acturca

RIA Novosti (Russie), 17 janvier 2011

« Carrefours du futur » par Marc Saint-Upéry *

La Turquie du XXIe siècle est une énigme pour l?Occident. Avec un taux de croissance à peine inférieur à celui de la Chine et de l?Inde, elle est considérée par certains comme la seule réussite du Moyen-Orient et comme un exemple possible de démocratie islamique. D?autres craignent que cet ancien pilier des alliances occidentales ne soit en train de s?éloigner du monde civilisé.

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