Excerpt from Rabia Karakaya Polat (2010) ?How Far away from the Politics of Fear: Turkey in the EU Accession Process? in Tunkrova, L. and Saradin P. (eds.) The Politics of EU Accession: Turkish Challenges and Central European Experiences, London: Routledge, pp. 58-71.
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Interview with Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gursel on her documentary ?Coffee Futures? about Turkey-EU relations
Dr. Zeynep Devrim Gursel is an anthropologist who teaches at the University of Michigan. Originally trained in literature, she received her PhD in Anthropology from the University of California, Berkeley. She researches how things become imagineable both for individuals and groups, and how forms in which the past and today are narrated, are shaped by, and in turn shape expectations of the future. She was introduced to the documentary world when she worked on Damming the Euphrates (Paxton Winters, 2001) in Southeast Turkey.
28 Leaders meet for cooperation with 27 EU members.Turkey seems to be the odd man here. Nato’s second largest military force can not stay idle while EU erects barriers to full membership.
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“These days, there is a great deal of talk about the dawn of an Asian century — hastened by the rise of China and India. Meanwhile, the fractious Atlantic alliance, enfeebled by two wars and an economic crisis, is said to be fading away. But the West is not doomed to decline as a center of power and influence. A relatively simple strategic fix could reinvigorate the historic bonds between Europe and North America and reestablish the West’s dominance: it is time to bring together the West’s principal institutions, the European Union and the North Atlantic Treaty Organization.
from Mavi Boncuk
Eric Rouleau is a writer and was France’s ambassador to Turkey from 1988 to 1992. The Council on Foreign Relations (CFR) is an independent, nonpartisan membership organization, think tank, and publisher.
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Turkey’s industrialists participate in the industry exhibition in Damascus May 27, 2010, standing next to a poster carrying the Turkish and Syrian flag. Viewing Syria as the gateway to the Middle East, Turkey has moved under its Islamist leaning government to solve old disputes with Arab governments. An Israeli raid on an aid ship bound for Gaza that killed nine Turkish nationals on May 31 has boosted Turkey’s popularity in Syria and deflected attention from Israeli and U.S. pressure on Damascus. Picture taken in May 27, 2010. To match feature SYRIA-TURKEY/ REUTERS/Khaled al-Hariri ? Read more »