It looks like a victorious day for Turkish foreign policy: Iran agrees to send low enriched uranium to Turkey

Iran to send uranium to Turkey in  nuclear fuel ...

From L: Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva, Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad and Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan pose for a picture in Tehran. Iran agreed on Monday to ship much of its low enriched uranium abroad in a nuclear fuel swap deal backed by Turkey and Brazil but greeted sceptically by world powers seeking new sanctions against Tehran.? Read more »(AFP/Atta Kenare)

Iran agrees to send low enriched uranium to Turkey

from Yahoo news
Iran signed a nuclear fuel swap deal Monday which commits it to ship the bulk of its low enriched uranium to Turkey, potentially ending a standoff with sanctions-threatening world powers.

Nuke deal places Turkey at center of talks

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Diplomatic duo Turkey and Brazil forge an agreement with Iran on trading uranium in a way that could calm nerves among Western powers and strengthen Tehran?s claim that its nuclear energy program is peaceful. If the UN Security Council responds positively, Ankara could soon find itself in a position to decide who is playing by the rules

Joint Declaration by Iran, Turkey, Brazil on May 17, 2010

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
Having met in Tehran, Islamic Republic of Iran, the undersigned have agreed on a declaration.

Iran, Brazil, Turkey sign nuclear swap deal

from Yahoo news
Iran, Brazil and Turkey signed a nuclear fuel swap agreement on Monday designed to allay international concern over the Islamic Republic’s atomic ambitions and avert fresh U.N. sanctions against Tehran.
Brazilian FM Amorim Iranian President  Ahmadinejad, ...

Reuters and other foreign media are subject to Iranian restrictions on leaving the office to report, film or take pictures in Tehran. Brazilian Foreign Minister Celso Amorim (L), Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad (C), Brazilian President Luiz Inacio Lula da Silva (2nd L), Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (2nd R) and Turkey’s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu hold their hands as sign of unity during the 32nd Meeting of the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of G-15 in Tehran May 17, 2010.? Read more » REUTERS/Morteza Nikoubazl

Brazil and Turkey Near Nuclear Deal With Iran

A deal could undermine efforts in the United Nations to impose new sanctions on Iran.

Iran and Turkey reach unexpected accord on enriched uranium

from Wash Post Europe by Glenn Kessler and Thomas Erdbrink
Iran reached a surprise nuclear agreement with Brazil and Turkey on Monday, a deal that threatens to undermine the Obama administration’s efforts to stem the Iranians’ nuclear ambitions — and, more broadly, the U.S. diplomatic strategy.

MAIN FOCUS: Doubts over nuclear comprise with Iran | 18/05/2010

from euro|topics

Pursuant to mediation by Turkey and Brazil, Iran declared on Monday its willingness to have uranium for a research reactor enriched abroad. Europe’s press is sceptical about Tehran’s sincerity in the nuclear compromise.

Iranian nuke deal on the Turkish-Brazilian axis met with suspicion by US and Israel, Andrea Glioti

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Andrea Glioti

At a meeting in Tehran on Monday, Turkey and Brazil reached an agreement with Iran to ship 1.2 tonnes of Iranian low-enriched uranium to Turkey, in exchange for 120kg of highly-enriched nuclear fuel bars for the Islamic Republic?s scientific programmes. The swap would be monitored by the UN?s International Atomic Energy Agency (IAEA) and, likewise, Tehran would be entitled to send inspectors to oversee the exchange.

Iran to ship uranium to Turkey in nuclear deal

from Yahoo news
Iran agreed Monday to ship most of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey in a surprise nuclear fuel swap deal that could ease the international standoff over the country’s disputed atomic program and deflate a U.S.-led push for tougher sanctions.

Morning Brief: Iran agrees to ship uranium to Turkey

from FP Passport by Joshua Keating

Iran agrees to ship uranium to Turkey

Top news: In a surprise agreement negotiated by Brazil, Iran agreed to ship much of its low-enriched uranium to Turkey. The deal is similar to one negotiated with Western countries last October, but could now complicate the Obama administration’s efforts to ratify international sanctions against Iran.

Turkey announces deal on Iran nuclear dispute: report

from Yahoo news
Iran has agreed to send its uranium to Turkey for enrichment to resolve the international row over its nuclear programme, the Anatolia news agency reported Monday, citing diplomatic sources.

Turks delight in showing strengths to EU

from – World, Europe
Europe day, which this year marks the 60th anniversary of the Schuman declaration that set Europe on its trundling course towards union, was celebrated with some effusion last week in Turkey ? at least publicly

A Question of Security? The Path Dependence of EU-Turkey Relations 1997-2004

from Changing Turkey in a Changing World by Changing Turkey

by Natalie Martin. PhD Candidate in the Department of Politics, History and International Relations at Loughborough University.

The decision by the EU to open accession talks with Turkey was one of its ?most controversial ever? (Schimmelfennig 2008; 2009). Opposition to Turkish accession amongst public and elite opinion was high. So the obvious question to ask is why didn?t any member state veto proposals to offer Turkey accession status at the Brussels EU Council in December 2004?

ORHAN KEMAL CENGİZ – Orientalist lies about Turkey

There is a certain understanding of Islam and Muslims on the part of some Westerners, and this is also shared by some Turks. According to this understanding, a pious Muslim cannot be a democratic person; the only democratic evolution of a Muslim is his/her leaving religion gradually.

EU still needed for real gender equality

from Hurriyet Dailynews by BARÇIN YİNANÇ
It looked rather ironic to see a Turkish activist remind the audience, who included Europeans, that May 9 was Europe Day.

Les nouvelles puissances bousculent la politique internationale

by acturca

Le Figaro (France), 15 mai 2010, p. 16

Thierry de Montbrial

Pour le directeur général de l?Ifri *, les Bric (Brésil, Russie, Inde et Chine) sont en train de constituer un nouveau mouvement non aligné qui conteste la suprématie occidentale. La mondialisation conduit à d?étranges recompositions qui, à l?avenir, pourraient avoir des effets inattendus dans la gouvernance mondiale. Ainsi n?a-t-on pas pris toute la dimension, dans les pays occidentaux, du phénomène des Bric. Cet agglomérat fort hétérogène comprend l?Inde et la Chine ? les deux géants de l?Asie -, la Russie à la recherche d?un nouveau souffle, ainsi que le lointain Brésil, comparable à la Russie par l?étendue spatiale et la population.

Turkey and the European Union: the other side of the coin

by acturca

PapersIEMed (European Institute of the Mediterranean) No. 1, October 2007, pp. 16

Ilter Turan *

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