Erdoğan’s targets this week: Cyprus and Israel

After a little bit of warmer touch with Israel, Prime Minister Erdoğan reminded Turkey’s demand for apology… In the mean time, Turkey’s opposition to EU Cypriot Presidency continues…

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (L) makes his address as Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas (R) and ambassadors listen during the opening session of the Palestinian Ambassadors Conference in Istanbul July 23, 2011. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

Turkey’s PM Warns Against Cyprus EU Presidency

from Yahoo news

VOA NEWS: Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan, warned on Wednesday that his country’s relations with the European Union “will be completely frozen” if Cyprus assumes the bloc’s presidency before a deal reunifying the ethnically split island is reached.


A week of cautious optimism for Turkish-Israeli relations

by HDN

There is cautious optimism in the air right before Turkish and Israeli officials meet once more this weekend in New York City to see if they can find appropriate language to patch up their much-damaged relations.


Turkey will never forget 9 flotilla dead – Erdogan

from Yahoo news

ISTANBUL (Reuters) – Turkey will never forget the nine Turks killed when Israeli troops stormed a Gaza-bound aid flotilla, Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday, days before the submission of a U.N. report on the raid last year.

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