US State Department backs Ambassador Ricciardone’s comments

from Hurriyet Daily News
U.S. State Department Spokesperson Nuland argued that there was nothing new in Ricciardone?s comments on Turkey.

Despite US opposition, oil trade with Iraq is legal, PM Erdoğan says

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey will continue its oil trade with the Kurdistan Regional Government (KRG).

Turkey-US at a Kurdish impasse

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In the morning hours of Feb. 7, Turkish news stations filed urgent stories saying that Francis Ricciardone.

Turkey Tells US Ambassador to ‘Mind His Business’

from Yahoo news
Turkey bluntly told the US ambassador on Thursday to stop meddling in its domestic affairs after he fired off a strident attack on the country’s justice system. “Ambassadors should mind their own business. They should stay away from assessments that mean interference in Turkey’s judiciary and domestic affairs,” Deputy Prime Minister Bekir Bozdag was quoted as saying by the Anatolia news agency .

Ankara to US envoy: Stop meddling in our domestic affairs :.

The Shanghai Seven?

from Hurriyet Daily News
Once again, Turkey looks ?directionless.? As usual, ?a bit of everything? ideology leaves the Crescent.

Turkey says has spent $600 million on Syria refugees

from Yahoo news
ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey has spent more than $600 million sheltering refugees from the almost two-year-old conflict in neighboring Syria, Finance Minister Mehmet Simsek said on Friday. Of that total, the central government had spent 610.5 million lira ($344 million) from its budget by February 5, Simsek said on his official Twitter account. Local authorities have provided the rest, he added

IHT Rendezvous: Turkey Hints at a Breakup With Europe

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Turkey’s prime minister denounced the European Union’s alleged stalling on his country’s long-standing membership bid. But is he bluffing when he says Turkey will look east?

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Francis Ricciardone (L, with white hair) speaks to media outside of the U.S. Embassy in Ankara February 1, 2013. A suicide bomber from a far-left group killed a Turkish

 

Turkish PM?s accusations unfair, German interior minister says

from Hurriyet Daily News
The German interior minister has denied accusations that Germany failed to provide Turkey sufficient help.

Turkey ?blocked? Israeli NATO steps

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey blocked North Atlantic Treaty Organization (NATO) initiatives taken toward the inclusion of Israel.

Turkey ?with or without? EU

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If anyone wants to explain the relationship between the European Union and Turkey with a song..

Frustration with the EU

from Hurriyet Daily News
The current Turkish political team has anti-European Union roots. It is an Islamist political clan different from..

Shanghai not alternative but Turkey losing EU patience

from Hurriyet Daily News
The Shanghai Cooperation Organization is not an alternative to the EU, the president and the premier reiterate.

Idea of Shanghai membership inconsistent, says main opposition party leader

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The Turkish government?s suggestion that it could consider joining the Shanghai Cooperation Organization

Why didn’t al-Assad even throw a pebble at Israel: Turkish FM

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu criticized the Israeli raid in Syria this week, severely questioning Damascus’ inaction on the aggression.

Why keep complying?: compliance with EU conditionality under diminished credibility in Turkey

by Acturca
PhD thesis (LSE) October 2011 Department of International Relations of the London School of Economics Naz Masraff The widely accepted external incentives model of conditionality (EIM) argues that the rewards promised by the EU need to be credible for target states to comply with costly EU conditions. Accordingly, compliance should come to a halt or

EU leaders should not fear a ?Turkish invasion of Europe?

by Acturca
New Statesman (UK) 1 February 2013 by Ibrahim Sirkeci * Just 13 per cent of Turkey?s adult population expressed a desire to migrate, lower than many other countries. With a year to go until the people of Romania and Bulgaria gain free movement across the EU, familiar concerns have already been raised about the possibility

US message to PKK: Follow in IRA, PLO?s footsteps

from Hurriyet Daily News
It has been a month and three days since the İmralı Process was officially launched by the government

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