The ?Season of Turkey? in France came to an end with official closing ceremonies yesterday. The cultural activities about Turkey such as expositions, concerts and conferences, which were held in every corner of France, were achieved mainly thanks to the French and Turkish organizers? personal efforts.
People upset over Armenia’s warming diplomatic relations with Turkey, protest in front of the Beverly Hilton hotel in Los Angeles. The United States on Friday welcomed Turkey’s decision to return its ambassador after a row over moves in Congress to brand the World War I massacres of Armenians as genocide.(AFP/Getty Images/File/Kevork Djansezian)
The United States and Turkey saw their strains over the Armenian “genocide” resolution ease Friday as Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan announced a planned trip to Washington for a nuclear summit and the decision to send Turkish ambassador back to the U.S. capital. The thaw came after a phone talk between U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton and Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet …
Andrew Finkel has a good column in Sunday’s Today’s Zaman, looking at the much debated term “Neo Ottomanism,” often used to describe Turkey’s assertive new foreign policy, and how it relates to some of the thornier issues facing Ankara — particularly relations with Armenia and Iran’s nuclear program. From Finkel’s piece:
Hayko Bağdat, an Armenian who was born and raised in Turkey, says peace between Turkish and Armenian people is more important for him than Turkey’s normalization of relations with Armenia because he would like to have a ?normalized life? in Turkey, where he lives.
April 7 (Bloomberg) — Erda Gercek spent 20 years outside Turkey, identifying stock market winners as a fund manager at Citigroup Inc. and Legg Mason Inc. Now he has moved back to his homeland, saying its a buy.
Turkish Cypriot leader Mehmet Ali Talat, second from left, exits his campaign bus during his a stop in Sirinevler village, in the Turkish occupied area of the divided island of Cyprus, Friday, April 2, 2010. The leader of the breakaway Turkish Cypriots says talks to reunify ethnically divided Cyprus would collapse if he loses to a hardliner in elections this month. Cyprus was split in 1974 when Turkey invaded after a coup by supporters of a union with Greece. (AP Photo/Petros Karadjias)