Turkey vs. Israel today: broken ties may be permanent says PM Erdoğan…

‘Broken’ ties with Israel may become norm for Turkey: PM

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan declared Sunday that his country’s “broken” relations with Israel can only be mended if the Jewish state stops blocking aid flotillas and ends the embargo of Gaza.

Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan addresses the 66th United Nations General Assembly at the U.N. headquarters in New York, September 22, 2011. REUTERS/Jessica Rinaldi

Two Days of Wilders Cabaret in Lower House

THE HAGUE, 23/09/11 – The leftwing opposition parties urged Prime Minister Mark Rutte yesterday to demand apologies from Party for Freedom (PVV) leader Geert Wilders after the latter told him to “cool it”.

Les tribulations d’un Turc dans le monde arabe

by M.A.M
Mavi Boncuk |

Les tribulations d’un Turc dans le monde arabe

Chronique “International”  | 22.09.11 |
par Alain Frachon (Chronique “International”)
Cet homme est l’un des dirigeants les plus influents au Proche-Orient. Mise discrète, éternel costume sombre, moustache soignée, le cheveu plat, la raie tirée au cordeau, rien de flamboyant chez Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le nouveau héros du monde arabe.

The Eastern Mediterranean’s Bermuda Triangle

by Yigal Schleifer

Turkey now finds itself managing rapidly escalating crises with three Eastern Mediterranean neighbors: Israel, Cyprus and Syria. The reasons for each crisis are different, but Milliyet’s ever-sharp foreign affairs analyst Semih Idiz, finds a thread that connects them all and that leaves Ankara with some significant foreign policy challenges. From a recent column (in the Hurriyet Daily News):

Erdogan Criticizes Israel at U.N. – Ahmadinejad Speaks, Too


Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey enumerated a long list of grievances with Israel, and Iran?s president delivered an anti-Western tirade.

Tayyip Erdogan récolte les fruits du printemps arabe

by Acturca

RIA Novosti (Russie) 19/09/2011 Par Andreï Fediachine, RIA Novosti Il faut reconnaître que le premier ministre turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan est un génie diplomatique de la région. Les résultats de sa tournée dans les pays du printemps arabe ? en Egypte, en Tunisie et en Libye ? ont surpassé les attentes les plus optimistes des […]

Après les révolutions arabes, Recep Tayyip Erdogan en quête d?imperium

by Acturca

Libération (France) 13 September 2011, p. 12 Marc Semo En visite en Egypte, le Premier ministre turc se voit en leader musulman du Moyen-Orient. Fin du suspense: le Premier ministre turc a fait savoir, hier soir, qu?il n?irait pas à Gaza. Recep Tayyip Erdogan, qui a entamé hier au Caire une visite de quatre jours

Les tribulations d?un Turc dans le monde arabe

by Acturca

Le Monde (France) vendredi 23 septembre 2011, p. 19 Alain Frachon Cet homme est l?un des dirigeants les plus influents au Proche-Orient. Mise discrète, éternel costume sombre, moustache soignée, le cheveu plat, la raie tirée au cordeau, rien de flamboyant chez Recep Tayyip Erdogan, le nouveau héros du monde arabe. Au Caire, à Tunis puis

Recep Tayyip Erdogan: Arab hero? | Khaled Diab

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Khaled Diab

Turkey must take a realistic and pragmatic approach if the Arab world’s current ‘Ottomania’ is to lead to a better future

For Recep Tayyip Erdogan, encountering cheering crowds and mass adulation on what some have described as his rock star tour of Arab countries must have brought back memories of his early life as a semi-professional footballer, though his success as a political coach, striker, defender and dribbler rolled into one surpasses anything he ever achieved on the football pitch.

What makes Erdogan tick?


Wikileaks documents originating in the US Embassy in Ankara contain a series of observations about Erdogan’s personality and the way he functions, based on information from various sources. Using material from the years 2004-2010, and with due caution

Israel: the cost of arrogance, Khaled Hroub

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Khaled Hroub
A triple diplomatic challenge to Israel from Turkey, Palestine and Egypt both reflects the region’s political transformation and reveals the key flaw in Israel’s attitude to its neighbours, says Khaled Hroub.
Israel has been dealt three serious blows in recent weeks: one Turkish, one Egyptian and one Palestinian. All came in response to characteristically arrogant Israeli behaviour.

Main opposition says no to ‘Israel shield’

from Hurriyet Dailynews by ISTANBUL – Hürriyet Daily News

The Turkish government is doing nothing but ensuring Israel?s safety by allowing the establishment of a NATO radar base in Turkey, Republican and People?s Party, or CHP, leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu has said,

Interview With Dr. Jeffrey C. DIXON on Turkish Politics and European views on Turkish EU Accession

by Changing Turkey

Jeffrey C. Dixon is an Assistant Professor at the College of the Holy Cross in Worcester, Massachusetts, USA. He received his PhD in Sociology from Indiana University in 2006 and worked as an Assistant Professor of Sociology at Koç University in Istanbul for three years. His research has been published in Social Forces, Public Opinion Quarterly, The British Journal of Sociology, and International Migration Review, among other journals. In addition to doing research on Turkey and the European Union, he also has research interests in political sociology more broadly, race/ethnicity and social stratification. At the College of the Holy Cross, he teaches seminars on Turkey and the EU, along with research methods, social stratification, and introductory sociology courses.

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