Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, inspect an honour guard in Pristina's main airport in Slatina on Oct 23. AP Photo

 Kosovar Prime Minister Hashim Thaci (R) and his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, inspect an honour guard in Pristina’s main airport in Slatina on Oct 23. AP Photo

Serb president wants Turkey’s apology on Kosovo

Serbia’s president says he won’t take part in a Balkan initiative with Turkey in protest over reported remarks by Turkey’s prime minister in Kosovo

Erdoğan stirs the Balkan cauldron

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan made it apparent after coming to power that he does not like diplomacy or diplomats.

PM Erdoğan?s words on Kosovo misunderstood by Serbia, says Turkish FM

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s recent words on Kosovo have been misunderstood, Turkey?s foreign minister says

Are Kurds the Solution to the Syrian Puzzle?

http://www.ibtimes.co.uk/articles/516984/20131025/syria-geneva-kurds-assad-al-qaida-puzzle.htm

While the world holds its breath awaiting the Geneva II peace talks, scheduled for 23 November, analysts are beginning to wonder whether a minor player may shed new light on the Syrian puzzle.

Spain, Portugal, Turkey: Spot the similarities

Madrid, Porto, Lisbon and the Iberian peninsula made me reconsider what Portugal and Spain have and do not have in common with Turkey

Turkey?s changing image has been hit by setbacks,? German think tank head says

Had it not been for setbacks like the Gezi events, Turkey?s change in image would have been considered as dramatic according to the head of a German think tank

An independent or disappointed Turkey?

First, it was Turkey?s regional politics which seemed to have drifted away from the politics of its longtime Western allies

Progress Report: Pressure on the media continues

?There was a decidedly mixed picture in the area of fundamental rights,? said the European Union?s Turkey 2013 Progress Report

Turkish aid to 121 countries reached $3.5 billion in 2012

Turkey?s foreign aid for development projects, ranging from building schools to providing clean water in 121 countries, reached $3.4 billion in 2012

BDP leader to meet State Department?s Nuland in Washington

A senior State Department official and Turkey?s ambassador in Washington D.C. are among the figures with whom BDP co-chair Selahattin Demirtaş will hold talks

EU releases 85 million euros in Syrian humanitarian aid

The European Commission on Monday said it would provide 85 million euros ($120 million) in humanitarian aid to help people caught up in Syria’s civil war.

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