Turkey vs. Israel. A fresh new round with Erdoğan’s statements on Zionism… A FP roundup…


Israel: Turk?s Remarks Criticized

from NYT > Turkey by By REUTERS;
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu accused Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey on Thursday of making a ?dark and false? statement.

Israel, Turkey row over Zionism deepens rift between ex-allies

from Yahoo news
JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel’s prime minister accused his Turkish counterpart on Thursday of making “dark and false” statements by calling Zionism a crime against humanity – comments likely to hit efforts to repair ties between the two former allies. The Turkish premier’s statement, made at a U.N. meeting in Vienna a day earlier, was also condemned by the head of Europe’s main rabbinical group .

UN Says Erdogan ‘Wrong’ to Link Zionism With Fascism
Turkey’s ties with Israel, once a close military ally, have been strained since Erdogan called Israel’s military operation in Gaza that began in December 2008 ?a crime against humanity.? Ties reached a low when … Former Israeli Ambassador to Turkey

Netanyahu slams Erdoğan?s comments on anti-Semitism as ‘dark and libelous’

from Hurriyet Daily News
Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu criticized Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan?s comments on Zionism and anti-Semitism.

OP-ED CONTRIBUTOR; Turkey, the Unhelpful Ally

from NYT > Turkey by By HALIL M. KARAVELI
Turkey is exacerbating Syria?s sectarian strife, rather than contributing to a peaceful and pluralistic solution.

Turkey-EU Relations: Back to Basics?

by Acturca
German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 27, 2013 Emiliano Alessandri * While France has decided to lift its veto on one of the chapters of EU accession negotiations with Turkey, chances are that the Turkey-EU relationship will continue to remain in a limbo. As a matter of fact, as the accession process restarts, [


Muslim Politics Without an « Islamic » State: Can Turkey?s Justice and Development Party Be a Model for Arab Islamists?

Europe?s fate won?t be written without Turkey: FM Davutoğlu

from Hurriyet Daily News
Europe?s fate has not been written without Turkey up to today, and it will not be

EU Minister Bağış slams Belgian politician?s ?Islamophobic? photo

from Hurriyet Daily News
Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has slammed a far-right Belgian politician.

by Acturca
Policy Briefing (Brookings Doha Center Publications) No. 23, February 2013 By Ahmet T. Kuru * As Islamist parties assume power in Egypt, Tunisia, and Morocco, many ? in both the West and the region ? have turned to the experience of Turkey?s pro-Islamic Justice and Development Party (AKP) for lessons on negotiating the relationship between

Turkey?s foray into the Fertile Crescent

by Acturca
International Herald Tribune (USA) Thursday, February 28, 2013, p. 6 By Soner Cagaptay * The biggest open secret in Ankara is that Turkey detests Iran, which it sees as undermining its interests in Syria and Iraq. Turkish leaders will not admit this publicly, for their country desperately needs Iranian natural gas and oil to continue

Syria crisis set to dominate Kerry’s visit to Turkey – live updates

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by Matthew Weaver


Turkey Can Improve Democratic Record for EU Bid – Al-Monitor: the Pulse of the Middle East

Good to see a ‘real’ social democrat in Turkey, EU minister tells SPD chief

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey?s EU Minister Egemen Bağış mocked social democrats in Turkey.

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