New EU foreign policy chief Mogherini makes her first visit to Turkey with ISIL on top of her agenda
EU to press Turkey over IS militants

EU foreign policy chief Federica Mogherini is in Turkey to urge it to participate fully in the fight against Islamic State militants in Syria.
The two neigbors have committed to develop closer ties in various fields and make more effords to resume Cyprus peace talks at the Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s visit to Athens
The Turkish Coastguard prevented Greek fishermen from casting their nets inside Turkish territorial waters in the Aegean
The issue of updating the Customs Union between Turkey and the EU will be on the agenda of a visit from three EU officials to Ankara, sources tell HDN
The issue of updating the Customs Union between Turkey and the EU will be on the agenda of a visit from three EU officials to Ankara, sources tell HDN
Mavi Boncuk | Article | The Rise And Fall Of The “Turkish Model” In The Arab World  by Jean-Loup Samaan[1]After the AKP gained power in 2002, Turkey’s newly assertive “zero problems with neighbors” foreign policy strategy sparked debate in the Arab Middle East. This grand strategy revealed Ankara’s ambitions as not only a regional player, but also as a democratic “model” for a liberal political system able to incorporate a strong Islamic party. Arab fascination for Turkey reached its peak between 2009 and 2010 after Prime Minister Erdoğan’s condemnation of Israel’s military operation Cast Lead in the Gaza Strip. This, along with the Mavi Marmara incident, sparked admiration across the Arab world. Over the last few months however, Arab fascination has been severely tested and now support for the “Turkish model” appears to be waning. This is the result of apprehension over Turkey’s strategic choices in different areas such as the Syrian crisis and the events in Egypt.

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