Turkey- Russia approachment while the EU in all her grace thinks of opening a single new chapter in negotiations…

I basically mean who gives a frak for the negotiations back in Turkey:)

Turkey, Russia lift visa procedure in ‘historic agreement’

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkey and Russia ended their mutual visa requirements Wednesday during the Russian president’s visit to Ankara.

Russian Deputy Prime  Minister Igor Sechin and ...

Russian Deputy Prime Minister Igor Sechin (L) and Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz attend a signing ceremony in Ankara May 12, 2010. Russia signed a $20 billion deal on Wednesday to build a nuclear power plant with four reactors in Turkey.? Read more » REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Three critical visits top Turkey’s diplomatic agenda this week

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Three high-level visits will take place within 10 days, as Gül hosts the Russian president and Erdoğan goes to Greece and Azerbaijan.

Medvedev hails ‘strategic’ Turkey ties

from Yahoo news
Russian President Dmitry Medvedev Wednesday hailed “strategic” ties with NATO-member Turkey as the two sides prepared to seal energy deals, including a plan to build Turkey’s first nuclear power plant.
Turkeys FM Davutoglu and his Spanish counterpart ...

Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu and his Spanish counterpart Miguel Angel Moratinos (R) arrive to attend an EU-Turkey joint meeting at the EU Council in Brussels May 10, 2010.? Read more »REUTERS/Francois Lenoir

Russia and Turkey in Pact on Nuclear Plant

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU
Other agreements, signed as leaders of the two countries met, include one on development of an oil pipeline across Turkey.

Spain encourages EU hopefuls Iceland, Turkey

from EurActiv.com by Georgi

A summit of EU leaders in June could see a decision to launch entry negotiations with Iceland, while candidate country Turkey should be able to open new negotiating chapters, the Spanish EU Presidency said on 10 May.

EU promises Turkey accession progress by July

from Hurriyet Dailynews

Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos vowed to open new policy areas, known as chapters, for Turkey to join the European Union before Spain’s presidency of the bloc ends in June.

From the Bosphorus: Straight – Time for EU to stamp Turkey?s passport

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Our weekend story by reporter Işıl Eğrikavuk on the possibility of visa-free travel to the Greek islands prompted a lively back-and-forth exchange of comments to our website.

Turkeys Prime Minister  Erdogan poses with ...

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, wearing a Palestinian kaffiyeh, poses with Turkey’s Parliament Speaker Mehmet Ali Sahin (L) and Parliament Speaker Edward Kiwonuka Sskandi of Uganda (R) during an extraordinary meeting of the executive committee of the Organisation of the Islamic Conference in Istanbul May 10, 2010, REUTERS/Murad Sezer (TURKEY – Tags:? Read more

Entretien avec Stefan Füle, commissaire à l?élargissement et à la politique d?élargissement : la politique d?élargissement va connaître un nouvel élan

by acturca


6 mai 2010

Stefan Füle, le commissaire à l?élargissement et à la politique de voisinage, se dit confiant que la politique d?élargissement connaîtra un nouvel élan dans les prochains mois. Il prévoit des progrès tangibles du processus d?intégration européenne des Balkans occidentaux et de l?Islande, et se prononce en faveur de la poursuite des négociations d?adhésion avec la Turquie. Selon M. Füle, la clé du succès à long terme de la politique d?élargissement est un bon équilibre entre la capacité interne de l?UE d?absorber de nouveaux pays, et le rythme de la continuation de l?intégration.


by Changing Turkey

by Paula Sandrin, PhD candidate in Politics and International Relations at the University of Westminster

In this article, I explain changes in Turkey?s foreign policy using the concept of security culture as analytical framework. I argue that there is a clash of security cultures within Turkey, between what I call ?traditional? and ?emerging? security cultures. These competing security cultures have very different features and will be manifested in very different foreign policy practices.

Turkeys President Abdullah Gul chats with ...

Turkey’s President Abdullah Gul (L) chats with his Russian counterpart Dmitry Medvedev after a welcoming ceremony at the Presidential Palace of Cankaya in Ankara May 12, 2010.? Read more »REUTERS/Murad Sezer

How Europe Affects: Understanding The Dynamics of Europeanization in Turkey

from Changing Turkey in a Changing World by Changing Turkey

by Dr. Alper Kaliber

The common denominator in most usages of the term Europeanization is its definition as a ?process of change and adaptation which is understood to be a consequence of the development of the European Union? (Ladrech,

Erdoğan won, but we all failed the class

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
The most important thing regarding Constitutional discussions is the ?party-internal democracy? taking an exam and everybody failing.

Constitutional Amendments to be Approved by President Gül

from Bianet :: English
The constitutional reform package was approved by the parliament by 336 to 72 votes, two clauses were dropped. The package will be subject to a referendum once it will have been approved by President Gül.

Chief judge criticizes government for reform package

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Chief of Council of State Mustafa Birden criticized Monday the government for hasty constitutional changes and the critical statements the court has received from state officials.

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