Angela Merkel hangs out with ‘privileged partners’

Merkel'in İstanbul ziyareti-30.03

with Egemen Bağış (Chief EU negotiator) and Ertuğrul Günay (Minister of Tourism and Culture)

all photo credits: Hürriyet

Merkel seeks to defuse Turkish schools row

from – World, Europe
Ankara wants to open Turkish-language secondary schools in Germany, but the German chancellor said her aim was for everyone in the country to participate fully in society

Merkel'in İstanbul ziyareti-30.03

with PM Erdoğan; they are bros for sure:)


Germany is Turkey?s biggest trading partner in Europe. There are 3 million people of Turkish origin living in Germany. Turkey is a European Union applicant. And it has been nearly four years since a German chancellor set foot on Turkish soil. What could be more natural than for Angela Merkel to pay a neighborly call, one might think. But the official visit has not got off to a flying start, at least from a public relations point of view.

Merkel'in İstanbul ziyareti-30.03

Erdogan, Merkel agree on Turkish schools in Germany?

Merkel'in İstanbul ziyareti-30.03

with President Abdullah Gül

Turkey Faults Germany and France on Military Sales to Greece

from NYT > Turkey by By STEPHEN CASTLE
Just as the German chancellor arrived in Ankara for bilateral talks, a fresh rift seemed to have emerged over policies toward Greece, Turkey?s regional rival.

President’s view of Turkey in EU – The Irish Times – Tue, Mar 30, 2010

German Chancellor Merkel Visits Turkey

from Bianet :: English
German Chancellor Angela Merkel arrived in Ankara today. With Prime Minister Erdoğan she discussed EU accession talks and Turkish-German relations. Merkel also touched the topic of armament in Turkey and Greece. On Tuesday, she will continue her two-day visit in Istanbul.

Germany presses Turkey on Cyprus, Iran issues

Turkey Knocks: Will EU Let It Enter?

Merkel tells Turkey EU talks ‘open-ended’ (Malaysian Mirror)

SPIEGEL Interview with Turkey’s Prime Minister: ‘There Can be No Talk of Genocide’ – SPIEGEL ONLINE – News – International

Turkey Knocks: Will EU Let It Enter?

by yuvakuran


Turkey’s desire to join the European Union has the virtue of being consistent. It was in 1987 that the country first applied to accede to the EU, and it has been knocking on the door ever since.

Sweden: Parliament Recognizes the Assyrian Genocide

from Global Voices Online by Raphael Tsavkko Garcia

With a vote of 131 against 130, the Swedish Parliament recognized as genocide the massacres that took place within the Ottoman Empire from 1913 to 1920 against the Armenian, Assyrian and Pontic Greek population – an episode that is also referred to as ?Seyfo? by the Assyrian Diaspora.

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