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EU 2012 PROGRESS REPORT

from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M

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Brussels, 10.10.2012

SWD(2012) 336


COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

TURKEY

2012 PROGRESS REPORT

accompanying the document

COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION

TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL

Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2012-2013


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Following the conclusions of the Luxembourg European Council in December 1997, the Commission has reported regularly to the Council and the Parliament. This report on progress made by Turkey in preparing for EU membership largely follows the same structure as in previous years. The report:

Turkey’s Long Effort to Join EU Deferred

from Yahoo news
EU says long-time aspirant Turkey not ready yet for membership in continental club

 

Turkey Warns Syria It May Use ?Greater Force?

from NYT > Turkey by By ANNE BARNARD, CHRISTINE HAUSER and ALAN COWELL
With fighting along the Turkish-Syrian border reported to be intensifying, the Turkish chief of staff, Gen. Necdet Ozel, said on Wednesday that the country may respond more forcefully.

 

The Rise and Fall of Turkey?s Middle East Policy

by Acturca
German Marshall Fund of the United States, October 9, 2012, 4 p. İlter Turan * Turkey has enjoyed a sustained political stability and economic growth from the beginning of the millennium. A stable government with satisfactory economic performance was an object of admiration in a region where authoritarian governments associated with poor economic performance were

 

Turkey’s restitution dispute with the Met challenges the ‘universal museum’ | Jason Farago

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Jason Farago
Turkey is flexing its cultural, as well as its economic and military muscles. But objects of art outlive the ambitions of nation states
The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, like most institutions of its size in the US and Europe, has seen its fair share of lawsuits and controversies surrounding its collection. It returned nearly two dozen antiquities to Italy in 2006, as well as work acquired via Nazi looting.

 

Arms supplies to Syrian rebels dry up amid rivalries and divisions

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Martin Chulov, Ian Black
In Aleppo there is still no sign of the heavy weapons for which the rebels have pleaded and ammunition is running low
In the battle for northern Syria the most important front is far from Aleppo. It is across the border in the southern Turkish town of Antakya. Here rebels, who now move around with increasing ease, are engaged in daily bids for patronage with those who keep the insurgency running.

 

Turkey?s Syrian dilemma takes a dangerous turn

from Hurriyet Daily News
Syria appears to be a problem for the Erdoğan government rather than for Turkey, none of whose vital

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