Bielefeld Workshop co-organized by ?Changing Turkey?: TURKEY-EU RELATIONS: AN UNCERTAIN FUTURE?

by Changing Turkey

We would like to invite you to our workshop/conference and the screening of the film ?Coffee Futures? by Dr. Zeynep Gursel from the University of Michigan. The film screening is sponsored by the Bielefeld Graduate School in History and Sociology and the event is organized with the support of the Institute for World Society Studies, ?Changing Turkey in a Changing World? (Royal Holloway, University of London) and Netzwerk Tuerkei.

Title of the event:  ?Turkey-EU Relations: an Uncertain Future??

Date: 30 August 2010, 1-7 pm   Venue: K4-129 The event is open to public and free. For any queries please contact:  Didem Buhari (

The EU, Turkey and the Roma Minority

from The Istanbulian by Emre Kızılkaya

The EU had criticized Turkey in the latest Progress Report, argued that Ankara violated the human rights of the Roma minority with an urban renewal project in an Istanbul neighborhood. The EU Commission was absolutely right then. Such gentrification projects as the urban extension of wild neoliberalism are almost always against the public interest, as well as individual rights. However, the EU was also applying one of its well-known double-standards from its rich set of shameless hypocrisies.

Turkey’s intelligence chief irks Israel

from Yahoo news
Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak has expressed concern over Turkey’s appointment of its new secret service chief whom he called a “supporter” of Iran.

ÖMER TAŞPINAR – The anatomy of Turkey?s Iran policy (II)

Last week I argued that that there are essentially two major concerns driving Turkey?s Iran policy: (1) the fear that the Western/Euro-Atlantic path will incrementally lead to war, as it did in Iraq; (2) the urge to contain Iran?s ascendancy in the greater Middle East.

Turkey: inside the tent or outside?

from Hurriyet Dailynews by HDN
The visit to Turkey this week of British Prime Minister David Cameron has not gone unnoticed, to use an old-fashioned understatement.

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