?Turkey Joins Europe (Electricity-wise)

Article | Turkey Joins Europe, Electrically Speaking

by M.A.M

Brussels, 2010-06-07
Trial parallel operation of Turkish TSO TEIAS planned to start in September 2010. The island operation tests of the Turkish TSO TEIAS (Türkiye Elektrik İletim A.Ş.) were carried out successfully from 11 to 24 January 2010 in high load conditions, and from 22 March to 5 April in low load conditions. After the successful completion of these tests and the expected completion of remaining technical measures in the Turkish power system in June 2010, ENTSO-E plans to start trial parallel operation of the Turkish system with the synchronous area of Continental Europe from September 2010, for a period of one year.

Mavi Boncuk |
Turkey Joins Europe, Electrically Speaking By MATTHEW L. WALD [1]

Summary of the workshop ?Turkey-EU Relations: an Uncertain Future?? co-organized by Changing Turkey

by Changing Turkey

The academic workshop at the University of Bielefeld titled ?Turkey-EU relations: an Uncertain Future?? was organised in 30 August 2010 with the particular contributions of Changing Turkey in a Changing World and Netzwerk Tuerkei, and the film screening was sponsored by the Bielefeld Graduate School of History and Sociology, University of Bielefeld.

The event started with the opening remarks of Prof. Mathias Albert, who is a professor of sociology at the University of Bielefeld. Prof. Albert began his talk by highlighting that the title of the event should be ?Turkey-EU relations: an Uncertain Future!? with an exclamation mark rather than a question mark, given the current developments.

Lawyer Hatemi: Dink family only seeks justice, not ‘agreement’
Today’s Zaman
In addition, illegal structures should be disclosed, since Hrant’s death accelerated the process of unraveling Ergenekon’s makeup,? Hatemi added,

European court finds Turkey guilty in Dink case
from Hurriyet Dailynews
The European Court of Human Rights has ruled in favor of the family of slain journalist Hrant Dink, finding Turkey guilty of violating the right to life and the right to free expression.

ECHR Convicts Turkey in Hrant Dink Case – PM Erdoğan protects MIT

from Bianet :: English

The family of Hrant Dink, killed Turkish-Armenian journalist, won their case at the European Court of Human Rights. PM Erdoğan on the other hand refused permission for an investigation into alleged negligence of MIT members related to the murder.

Turkey looks to settle in Dink case

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkey is working on a way to address the criticism of its defense in the trial regarding Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink being heard at the European Court of Human Rights. Turkey’s former judge at the European court, Rıza Türmen, suggests Turkey can either make a unilateral declaration accepting that it violated the court’s convention or settle with the victim’s family. Ankara is known to be warm to settlement

FATMA DİŞLİ ZIBAK – Gül hailed over sensitivity to Dink

President Abdullah Gül brought relief to all those whose heart was broken by the murder of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink and the country?s recently presented defense statement to the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) by inviting Dink?s brother, Hosrof, to the Çankaya presidential palace over the weekend.

LALE KEMAL – Shift from threat perception to positive struggle: Pontian Greeks

The historic mass held this past weekend at the Sümela Monastery by thousands of Orthodox Christians in the Black Sea coastal town of Trabzon — a first in 87 years of republican history — is a reflection of a positive shift in the Turkish military-dictated national security policy papers (MGSB). Though the mass will only be held on one day, the reason behind the decision to allow the religious ceremony lies in the breaking of another Turkish taboo.

A rising Turkey on the outside of the European circle

by Turkish Digest

“A rising Turkey on the outside of the European circle
Fadi Hakura
In the midst of European antipathy regarding Turkish accession to the EU, Turkey is attempting to chart an alternative path to secular democracy and economic prosperity. Yet Turkey should go one step further and question the unbridled axiom that, without Europe, it is destined to the scrapheap of Muslim radicalisation or unrepentant nationalism.

İHSAN DAĞI – Who is afraid of Europeanization?

The proposed constitutional amendments bring Turkey closer to European standards of democracy and human rights. From the beginning, many EU representatives have acknowledged this fact.

Top Turkish education board approves Kurdish-language program

from Hurriyet Dailynews
Turkey’s higher education board has given its approval to a historical plan by Artuklu University in the southeastern province of Mardin to open a Kurdish-language master?s program. The school will accept 20 students into the program on Kurdish language and culture, a first in Turkey. Now, the school?s acting rector is planning to offer doctoral degrees on the same subject

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