Turkey now angry with UN. New drama at the Turkey vs. Syria story…

Turkey condemns UN for inaction in Syria

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As fighting continues to rage in Syria, Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan labels the UN Secutity Council as ‘unjust’ for its inaction over Syria. Sunita Rappai reports.


Turkey calls for UN security council reform over failure to pressure Syria

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Jo Adetunji
Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says current system is unfair and fails to reflect will of most countries
The Turkish prime minister has criticised the UN security council for failing to reach an agreement on how to respond to the bloody conflict in Syria.


Turkey and the EU: common challenges, common future

by Acturca
Today?s Zaman (Turkey) 11 October 2012, p. 14 by Stefan Füle * In a recent press interview, Orhan Pamuk said that Turkey?s EU project ?has fallen apart.? These words, coming from a Nobel Prize winner and a writer whose books I admire, made a big impression on me. As the EU commissioner responsible for enlargement

Europeanization in Turkey. Stretching a Concept to its Limits?

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KFG Working Paper Series, No. 36, February 2012, 23 p. Kolleg-Forschergruppe (KFG) –  Freie Universität Berlin Tanja A. Börzel & Digdem Soyaltin * Research on Europeanization and domestic change has moved south-eastwards and was provided with another real-world experiment when it has meet with Turkey. This paper explores to what extent Europeanization approaches travel to

Devil?s Knot: Turkey and Syria

from Kamil Pasha by Jenny White
Dimitar Bechev?s essay for the European Council on Foreign Relations (ECFR) blog on Turkey stuck between a rock and a hard place. (Read the full essay here. Excerpt below.) Some interesting details ? about the cash/weapons flow, Alevi/Alawite conflations, and the pitfalls of having foreign policy too closely connected to domestic policy. it?s good when it?s good, a virtuous circle, but when foreign policy breaks down, it becomes a devil?s knot.

European Perceptions of Turkish Foreign Policy

by Acturca
SETA Policy Report, No. 10, April 2012, 45 p. Müjge Küçükkeleş & Talip Küçükcan * The study aims to analyze European elites? perceptions of Turkish Foreign Policy under AK Party period. As a staunch ally of NATO whose actions were easy to predict, Turkey did not attract much attention as a foreign policy actor until

Turkey and the Euro Crisis: EU Membership Losing Its Appeal

by Acturca
Spiegel-Online (Germany) August 14, 2012 By Kristina Karasu in Istanbul Amid the euro crisis drama, Turkey has seen economic growth as its European neighbors have suffered. As a result, the country has a newfound confidence that makes EU membership seem less important. But the waning aspiration could stall important democratic reforms. Newspaper seller Menderes is

The Arab Spring and Regional Integration: Can the EU and Turkey Cooperate?

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Op-Med ? Opinions on the Mediterranean, October 2012, 3 p. German Marshall Fund of the United States – Istituto Affari Internazionali Kemal Kirişci * Regional integration has long been seen as an effective tool for encouraging regional peace, stability, and prosperity, with the added expectation that economic growth may also facilitate transition to democracy. Working on

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