Jordan?s King criticizes Turkish PM, Turkey politically intervenes Dutch Internal Affairs… a FP roundup…

Turkish PM views democracy as ?bus ride,? says Jordanian King Abdullah

from Hurriyet Daily News

Jordanian King Abdullah II has criticized Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

Jordan?s King criticizes Turkish Prime Minister Erdoğan

from Hurriyet Daily News

Jordanian King Abdullah II has criticized Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan.

Turkish Political Intervention In Dutch Internal Affairs: lesbian couple raising Turkish boy for over 8 years go into hiding

from Turkish Digest by EU-Digest

A Dutch lesbian couple have gone into hiding with their foster son after the boy’s biological parents said on television in Turkey that they object to the pair taking care of their child.

Turkish children, European same sex couples; who is to blame?

from Hurriyet Daily News

Millions of Turks live in Europe. So it is only natural to have different types of integration problems.

Turkey and Israel: Is it an attitude or perception problem?

from Hurriyet Daily News

During the United Nations ?Alliance of Civilizations? conference in late February, when complaining about.



Turkey joins world?s top five weapons importers

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has become the fourth-largest comventional weapons importer of the world.

Turkey rejects US Congress pressure over Zionism remarks

from Yahoo News Photos

ISTANBUL, Mar 15: Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu responded on Thursday to a letter by 89 members of the US Congress urging Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to retract his remarks describing Zionism as a crime against humanity, saying Turkey ‘s clean slate in rejecting anti-Semitism cannot be called into question.


Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan reacts during a joint news conference with his Greek counterpart Antonis Samaras (not pictured) in Istanbul March 4, 2013. REUTERS/Murad Sezer

US senators, Congress members call on Turkish PM to retract Zionism comment

from Hurriyet Daily News

The U.S. Congress has penned a letter directed at Turkish Prime Minister Recep.

Turkey responds to Greece’s note verbale to UN by issuing its own

from Yahoo News Photos

Turkey has forwarded a note verbale to the United Nations in response to a Greek one sent to the international organization on February 20, the Greek Foreign Ministry announced late on Tuesday.


Transforming Turkey-EU Relations: Ground for Hope

by Acturca

GTE Policy Briefs (Istituto Affari Internazionali) n. 6, 12 March 2013, 4 p. by E. Fuat Keyman and Senem Aydın-Düzgit * Both the EU and Turkey have followed a flawed, populist and identity-based policy towards each other since accession negotiations began as a result of which relations have reached a stalemate. Nonetheless, there has recently been

Turkey?s New Drive to Reenergize EU Accession: Moving Beyond the Suboptimal Equilibrium?

by Acturca

German Marshall Fund of the United States, March 13, 2013 Saban Kardas * Turkey-EU relations under the Justice and Development (AK Party) have provided a good opportunity to observe the trends in Turkish domestic and foreign policies. Extensive focus on the government?s commitment misses a more relevant question: the changing nature and meaning of EU


Turkey?s Economy: An Example for the Middle East and North Africa ?

by Acturca

Chatham House (UK) 11 March 2013 Numan Kurtulmus * This is a transcript of a speech made by Numan Kurtulmuş, Vice President, AK Party, Turkey, at Chatham House on 11 March 2013. Dr Kurtulmuş focused on Turkey?s recent experience of economic progress and the government?s future agenda for economic and political transformation. He also discussed

La Turquie à l?offensive sur le marché de l?armement

by Acturca

Agence France Presse Samedi 16 mars 2013, Ankara Un char d?assaut, un hélicoptère et maintenant, un drone. A l?heure où la crise rétrécit les budgets militaires en Europe, la Turquie a décidé de muscler ses industries d?armement, avec l?ambition d?afficher son indépendance technologique et de se faire une place sur le marché de l?exportation.


Kurdish deal would fuel Turkey?s goals

from – World, Europe

Negotiations at home could help extend Turkish sway into the oil and gas-rich lands of Northern Iraq and reduce its dependence on Russian fuel

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