Turkish PM Erdoğan ?assures? EU he will respect rule of law

 

PM Erdoğan ?gave assurances? during his first visit to Brussels since 2009, European Commission head Jose Manuel Barroso says following a meeting

Turkish government would show off if trucks were loaded with humanitarian aid to Syria: BDP leader

 

If the trucks were loaded with aid, the government would trumpet them with celebrations, the BDP leader said

Brussels urges Turkish PM Erdoğan to redraft law purging police and judiciary

EU says Turkish prime minister’s bill extending control over police, judges and prosecutors flouts separation of powers

The Turkish prime minister’s campaign to purge the top echelons of the national police and tame the country’s senior judges ran into its first wall of international criticism on Tuesday when Brussels told Recep Tayipp Erdoğan that he had to rewrite a contested bill to follow European standards.

With Crisis at Home, Turkish Leader Arrives in Europe to Repair Ties

 

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, facing a corruption scandal, is in Brussels, hoping to revive Turkey?s bid for European Union membership

Turkey’s Erdogan, on Brussels Visit, Criticized Over Crackdown

 

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, making his first visit to Brussels in five years, faced sharp criticism from European Union leaders on Tuesday over a crackdown on the judiciary and police that has rattled investors. Erdogan has purged hundreds of police and moved to impose tighter control on the courts in response to a corruption inquiry that has rocked his center-right AK Party, which

Turkey’s Erdogan, On Brussels Visit, Criticized Over Crackdown

 

Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, making his first visit to Brussels in five years, faced sharp criticism from European Union leaders on Tuesday over a crackdown on the judiciary and police that has rattled investors. Erdogan has purged hundreds of police and moved to impose tighter control on the courts in response to a corruption inquiry that has rocked his centre-right AK Party, which has Islamist roots and has been in power for more than a decade.

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Syria warring sides gather as world powers push peace talks

 

Nearly three years after the start of their fierce civil war, Syria’s opposing sides gather with world powers in Switzerland Wednesday for the most serious effort yet to end the bloodshed.

Iraqi Kurdish leader sees little gains at Syria conference

 

Massoud Barzani said he expected very little from the Geneva II peace conference on Syria and warned of the dangers of extremist groups gaining ground

France-Turquie: retour d?alliance ?

 

Etudes & Notes (Institut du Bosphore) 21 janvier 2014 Par Dorothée Schmid * La relation franco-turque évolue depuis quelques années de façon paradoxale. Après plusieurs décennies de négligence mutuelle, elle a gagné en intensité sur tous les plans : les relations économiques se renforcent, les échanges culturels sont florissants, le dialogue politique régulier et en

Embattled Turkey PM faces tough visit to EU

 

Ankara (AFP) – Turkey’s embattled Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan sought Monday to downplay the risk of a crisis with the European Union as he headed to Brussels facing a row over controversial judical reforms.

 

Les Européens maintiennent les discussions d?adhésion avec une Turquie en crise

L?Opinion (France) 21 janvier 2014, p. 11 Isabelle Marchais (à Bruxelles) Bruxelles, inquiète de la situation politique dans le pays, reçoit le Premier ministre turc Recep Erdogan. Le président Hollande se rendra à Istanbul et à Ankara à la fin du mois. Le Premier ministre turc Recep Erdogan est attendu mardi à Bruxelles pour une

 

Is a Deal with Iran Bad for Turkey?

The National Interest (USA) January 21, 2014 Kemal Kirisci, Rob Keane * The interim agreement finalized last week by Iran and the six major powers seeking to prevent Iran?s acquisition of a nuclear weapon represents a major victory for international diplomacy and promises significant benefits for Iran?s neighbors, especially Turkey. But while Turkey has much

Turkey and Iran: Resetting Relations?

 

Analysis (ISPI) No. 224, December 2013 Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI) Valeria Talbot * A new stage in relations between Turkey and Iran is likely to be opened by the signature of the interim agreement on the Iranian nuclear programme. After deep tensions in the last two years, due to the conflict

 

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