"EU regrets…"

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs ...

High Representative of the European Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Baroness Catherine Ashton, Swedish Foreign Minister Carl Bildt and EU commissineer Olhi Rehn give a press conference at the end of the session of the EU General Affairs & External Relations Council in Brussels. European foreign ministers criticised Turkey for failing to deal normally with Cyprus.(AFP/Georges Gobet)

Stop climate change in Copenhagen and Ankara

The show is on! Thousands of people who are in one way or the other involved in discussing climate change, have arrived in Copenhagen. Civil servants, journalists and activists from all over the globe will spend almost two weeks together in the Danish capital, hoping that in the end the world leaders will step in and come up with the magic solution. Let?s hope they do.”

EU regrets Turkey’s lack on progress on Cyprus

from EurActiv.com
The European Union will open accession talks with Turkey in one new policy area, but regrets the lack of progress made in Ankara’s relations with Cyprus, EU foreign ministers said on 8 December.

AFP: EU deplores Turkey’s failure to treat Cyprus properly

Turkey’s accession to the EU could hinge on Cyprus relations- By Wolfango Piccoli | The Call

Turkey Faces New EU Roadblock as Cyprus Widens Veto Threat – Bloomberg.com

Turkey Faces New EU Roadblock as Cyprus Widens Veto Threat (Bloomberg)

from Yahoo news
Dec. 8 (Bloomberg) — Turkey faced a new obstacle to joining the European Union after Cyprus, its rival in the Mediterranean Sea, widened a threat to veto the membership talks.

Cyprus efforts on Turkey fail (UPI)

from Yahoo news
BRUSSELS, Cyprus, Dec. 9 (UPI) — Cyprus tried and failed Tuesday to halt negotiations between Turkey and the European Union on environmental regulations.

Divining Davutoglu: Turkey?s Foreign Policy Under New Leadership by Soli Özel – The Globalist

Turkish forces prevent Hezbollah attack on Israeli target – Haaretz – Israel News

Ayalon: Israel-Turkey relations back on track | JewPI


from Changing Turkey in a Changing World by Changing Turkey

C. Akça ATAÇ received her PhD in History from Bilkent University. Among her research interests, there are the theories and rhetoric of empire, neo-Stoicism, historical cosmopolitanism and definitions of normativism. On topics of empire and normativism, she has published both in the international and national referred journals and the newspapers and popular magazines. She spent the summer term as a Visiting Scholar at the UCLA and currently teaches Diplomatic History at Çankaya University, Ankara.

A student of theories and history of empire, though contemplates mostly on the non-existent or the past, cannot remain indifferent to the contemporary manifestations of empire or resurface of imperial aspirations. The

Irish Left Review · Turkey and the EU

Should Turkey Not Enter the European Union?

from U.S.A.K. Blog

By Sedat Laciner

Until now, I have strongly defended Turkey?s EU membership bid. I have thought that this would significantly contribute to Turkey, the EU, the world peace, stability and economy. However, the recent developments make me question my thoughts on the issue.

I can?t help but ask myself if I am wrong?

Seizing Opportunities from Turkey’s Growing Influence

from Atlantic Community RSS-Feed
Memo 21: Amid growing fears of Turkey moving away from the West, atlantic-community.org presents the findings from its special analysis week on Turkey. Members agree that Turkey’s foreign policy should not be misinterpreted as a shift East and call upon the US and the EU to start embracing Turkey’s growing influence.

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