Hillary Rodham Clinton winks during the fourth Libya Contact Group Meeting in Istanbul, Friday, July 15, 2011. (AP Photo/Saul Loeb, Pool)

Hillary Does istanbul

by M.A.M
More than 30 nations that have recognized Libya's main opposition group as the country's government declared on Friday that Muammar Gaddafi's regime had lost its legitimacy.

The Libya Contact Group, meeting in Istanbul, said "the Gaddafi regime no longer has any legitimate authority in Libya," and that Gaddafi and his family members must go. The group, comprised of about 40 states, as well as representative of the United Nations, the Arab League and the African Union, recognized the opposition National Transitional Council as "the legitimate governing authority in Libya" until the establishment of an interim authority.

"Until an interim authority is in place, the United States will recognize the TNC as the legitimate governing authority for Libya, and we will deal with it on that basis," U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton said.

Istanbul conference recognizes Libya rebels as legitimate rulers

 

 

by Acturca
Deutsche Welle (Germany), July 15, 2011
Ayhan Simsek
At their conference in Istanbul, Western nations have thrown their full support behind Libya’s rebels, recognizing them as the ‘government authority.’ In a major policy shift Turkey has cut ties with Tripoli.
In a major diplomatic move the US announced Friday that it formally recognized Libya’s opposition rebels as the country’s legitimate government.

Turkey asks Libya summit to back peace negotiations

by Ian Black
Istanbul meeting to hear about 'roadmap' of immediate ceasefire and talks, with US warning Gaddafi's days are numbered
Turkey is proposing a "roadmap" for the Libyan crisis of an immediate ceasefire and a negotiated political solution, as international pressure mounts on Muammar Gaddafi to step down.

Secretary of state embarks on another world tour
CNN
Washington (CNN) — Secretary of State Hillary Clinton arrived Friday in Istanbul, the start of a 12-day journey that, in typical Hillary fashion, will straddle the globe, taking her to Europe, India and East Asia. The main event in Istanbul Friday is

Clinton Goes to Istanbul; Will Missile Defense be on the Agenda?
EurasiaNet
US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton visits Turkey on Friday, and some reports suggest that the Turkish government is prepared to agree to host a NATO missile defense system there. Turkey, you'll recall, wanted to impose several conditions on the

One year for Cyprus, one year for the EU

by BERİL DEDEOĞLU
It is common knowledge that the relationship between the EU and Turkey has been stressful since day one. Moreover, there is a lack of political determination on both sides to overcome the existing deadlock. It appears that we will soon stop calling this relationship a “process.” How many years will Turkey's negotiations take? Or, truth be told, how many more years will Turkey wait for chapters to be opened for negotiation?

 

UE/BEI: prêts en faveur de la ‘croissance intelligente’ en Turquie

by Acturca
Agence Europe
12 juillet 2011, Bruxelles
La Banque européenne d’investissement (BEI) a décidé, le 4 juillet, d’intensifier son soutien à la croissance intelligente en Turquie en accordant une enveloppe financière de 445 millions d’euros en faveur de la lutte contre le changement climatique et de l’initiative économique. Cette enveloppe est constituée de différents prêts accordés à différents acteurs.

Une délégation turque en formation au CFPPA

by Acturca
La Nouvelle République du Centre Ouest (France)
13 juillet 2011, p. 17
Venus de Konya, au centre de la Turquie, ils se sont intéressés principalement à la filière caprine qu’ils souhaitent développer chez eux.
Une délégation turque a, durant 15 jours, étudié l’élevage caprin au CFPPA
 

UE/Élargissement: 5,5 milliards pour les Balkans, la Turquie et l’Islande

by Acturca
Agence Europe
13 juillet 2011, Bruxelles
La Commission européenne a annoncé, mardi 12 juillet, qu’elle comptait accorder 5,5 milliards d’euros à des pays des Balkans occidentaux, à la Turquie et à l’Islande pour les aider à mettre en place des réformes pro-européennes. Quelque 2587 millions, quasiment la moitié de l’aide financière, seront réservés à la Turquie. L’argent sera dépensé sur la période 2011-2013 et sera accordé à l’Albanie, la Bosnie-Herzégovine, la Croatie, au Kosovo, à l’ancienne république yougoslave de Macédoine, au Monténégro et à la Serbie, ainsi qu’à l’Islande et à la Turquie. Cette somme doit servir aux réformes du système judiciaire et de l’administration publique, à la lutte contre le crime organisé et la corruption, à la relance économique, au renforcement du système éducatif, et à la construction de la société civile.
 

Europe’s Ongoing Ambivalence Towards Turkish EU Membership | Oil Price.com

 

Is Turkish-Israeli reconciliation imminent?

by HDN
With the backdrop of the Arab Spring, it is no surprise that Turkey and Israel have renewed their dialogue.

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