Erdoğan’s “one minute” to France today not domestically effective

40 bin Türk Paris'i inletti

nearly 40 thousand Turkey demonstrated against the genocide bill in Paris on Saturday. more photos here

check out Turkish tweets that make fun of Erdoğan’s “one minute” act against France…


Over Turkey Protests, France to Vote on Genocide Denial Bill

Although the draft law does not mention the mass killings of Armenians by Ottoman Turks in 1915, Turkey has objected to the bill.


Turkey threatens new sanctions in France ‘genocide’ row

Turkey threatened France with new sanctions over a bill criminalising the denial…

I won’t go to France again if genocide bill passes: Erdoğan

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has vowed never to visit France again if a proposed bill that would criminalize the rejection of Armenian genocide claims passes in the country’s Senate today.

Turks march in Paris against genocide bill |

THE DAILY STAR :: News :: Middle East :: Turkey FM scraps Brussels trip due to French Senate vote

France-Turkey defense ties could be strained

from Hurriyet Daily News
If France?s Upper House passes the Armenian Genocide bill, Turkey?s defense industry business with France will be badly affected as Turkey procures long-range defense missiles and air defense systems from France

Sarkozy warns over ?common interests?

from Hurriyet Daily News
The French president said in a letter to the Turkish PM that his country valued its ties with Turkey…

Turkey asks France to reject bill

from BBC News | Europe | World Edition
The Turkish foreign minister asks France’s Senate to reject a bill criminalising genocide denial, as it moves closer to becoming law.


France’s Crime Against Democracy

by Emre Kızılkaya

French senators are about to vote a bill to make it illegal to deny the tragic events of 1915 was genocide. If the French bill passes, those found guilty of denying the “Armenian genocide” would be sentenced to one year in jail and fined 45,000 euros.

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Turkey refrains from bipolar mideast: Davutoğlu

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkey was against a bipolar Sunni-Shiite structure in the Middle East and was working…

Obama names Turkish PM Erdoğan among trusted friends

from Hurriyet Daily News
U.S. President Barack Obama named Turkey’s Recep Tayyip Erdoğan among the five leaders..

L?Union européenne manifeste un regain d?intérêt pour la Turquie

by Acturca
La Croix (France) no. 39180, vendredi 20 janvier 2012, p. 3 Vu de Bruxelles Sébastien Maillard Ouvertes en 2005, les négociations pour l?adhésion turque restent dans une impasse. Ankara n?hésite plus à regarder ailleurs. L?entrée de la Turquie dans l?Union européenne est un vieux projet : l?accord d?association remonte à 1963. Ouvertes depuis 2005, les


World?s a stage for Turkey

by Acturca
The Weekend Australian, Sat, 21 January 2012, p. 22 Greg Sheridan, Foreign editor Ankara?s outward-looking Foreign Minister is upbeat about the Arab Spring Ahmet Davutoglu ? slim, dapper, courtly ? is the architect of what some describe, and it?s an overblown description, as Turkey?s neo-Ottoman foreign policy. Davutoglu, a former academic and author of a

Is Turkey?s economic miracle about to fade away?

by Acturca
The Independent on Sunday (UK) Sunday, 22 January 22, 2012, p. 40 Patrick Cockburn While its neighbours stumble, the country that is a role model for Islamic democracy could become a victim of overconfidence. Are the Turks seeing the Ottoman Empire reborn or are they going to be the next victims of economic chaos in


Özertem: Energy Diplomacy has a Critical Stance in Turkey-Russia Relations

by Acturca
Journal of Turkish Weekly (JTW) Tuesday, 17 January 2012 By Betul Buke Karacin, JTW Journal of Turkish Weekly conducted an exlusive interview with USAK Expert Hasan Selim Ozertem, Energy Studies, USAK. Q: Turkey and Russia signed a deal on South Stream at the end of 2011. Considering regional strategic balances, how do you assess this

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