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Pedestrians look at billboards with the pictures of Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan (R) and his Israeli counterpart Benjamin Netanyahu (L), in Ankara March 25, 2013. Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan said on Saturday an Israeli apology for the 2010 deaths of nine Turkish pro-Palestinian activists that was brokered by U.S. President Barack Obama met Turkey’s conditions and signalled its growing regional clout. The billboard reads, “Israel apologized to Turkey. Dear Prime Minister (Erdogan), We are grateful that you let our country (Turkey) experience this pride”. REUTERS/Umit Bektas


Neo-Nazi ban stirs outrage in Germany

from Hurriyet Daily News

A German court sparked angry criticism for failing to guarantee the Turkish media access to cover an upcoming neo-Nazi murder trial.


Hard to understand EU officials, Turkish justice minister says

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish Justice Minister Sadullah Ergin criticizes the European Union for lack of sufficient communication

Turkey called on to strengthen reforms

from Hurriyet Daily News

Human Rights Watch (HRW) has called on Turkey to strengthen legal reform on the grounds..

Israel’s apology to shift Mideast balances: Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

The calculations in the Mideast have changed after Israel?s apology to Turkey for the deadly Mavi Marmara raid.

How Obama Brought Turkey and Israel Back Together

from Yahoo news

Turkey : Israel must implement promises

from Yahoo news

ANKARA, Turkey , March 25 (UPI) — Diplomatic ties with Israel will not be fully normalized until Israel fulfills what it promised in an apology last week, Turkey ‘s prime minister says.


A new era in the Middle East after Israeli apology?

from Hurriyet Daily News

Nearly three years after the tragic Mavi Marmara incident that claimed..

Israel- Turkey detente ‘vital’ for Mideast peace

from Yahoo News Photos

Israel and Turkey ‘s recent rapprochement is a vital factor in developing peace and stability in the Middle East, US Secretary of State John Kerry said.



The Cost of Frozen Conflict for Cyprus, Greece and Turkey

by Acturca

Today?s Zaman (Turkey) 26 March 2013, p. 14 Ekathimerini (Greece)  25 March 2013 Hugh Pope * Last month, iron anti-riot shutters boarded up the street-side windows of the Grande Bretagne hotel ballroom in Athens as fine-suited patriarchs of Greek and Cypriot industry gathered for the annual Athens Energy Forum, hoping that recent discoveries deep beneath

How Iraq?s Future May be Shaped by its Neighbors

by Acturca

E-Notes (Foreign Policy Research Institute) March 2013 By Yoel Guzansky & Gallia Lindenstrauss * Since the last American soldiers left Iraq more than a year ago, the fear of rising Iranian influence in the country has become more pronounced. This fear that Iran may fill the vacuum left by the United States has prompted Turkey

US Involvement in Syrian War Becoming More Apparent

The New American

It writes, ?The smuggling has been going on for nearly a year now, with the GCC [Gulf Cooperation Council] nations, particularly Qatar and Saudi Arabia, leading the way in sending arms to Turkey, where the CIA sees to it they find their way to the

Turkey and Israel: After the apology

from Hurriyet Daily News

It came certainly as a surprise when news broke out that the Israeli government, after three years.

Israel-Turkey rift end may revive tourism

from Hurriyet Daily News

As the apology of Israeli Prime Minister Netanyahu has soothed the political drawbacks of both Turkish tourism players and Israeli people…


We regret apologizing?

from Hurriyet Daily News

Belatedly, the State of Israel has done what it ought to have done a long time ago.

Europe troubled, Turkish economy growing

from Hurriyet Daily News

The problems on the Greek side of Cyprus look as if they have been solved but additional tax on deposits.


We insisted on the Israeli apology, says Turkish PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey insisted on three major conditions for the improvement of relations with Israel.


Thaw bolsters Turkey?s influence

by Acturca

Financial Times (UK) Monday, March 25, 2013, p. 4 By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul and John Reed in Jerusalem Israel?s apology to Ankara opens way to collaborating on Syria and energy, say Daniel Dombey and John Reed The prospect of a reconciliation between Turkey and Israel has paved the way for closer co-operation on Syria


Turkish-Israeli ties take a surprising turn

from Hurriyet Daily News

Like many I, too, was taken by surprise by the Israeli apology over the Mavi Marmara incident..


True success is accepting Israel?s apology

from Hurriyet Daily News

In this piece, we will view the incident predominantly from Turkey?s side. It is a significant achievement.

CHP raises concerns over Israel?s apology

from Hurriyet Daily News

Main opposition Republican People?s Party (CHP) deputy chair Faruk Loğoğlu has dismissed.

Turkey warns Cyprus of ‘new crisis’ if gas revenues included in solidarity fund

from Yahoo News Photos

Turkey has warned of a ?new crisis? in the eastern Mediterranean if Cyprus proceeds with plans to collateralize future gas revenues as part of a national investment fund aimed at staving off a disorderly default


The west’s alliance against President Assad is riddled with contradictions | Claire Spencer

from World news: Turkey | by Claire Spencer

The tragedy in Syria lies as much in the dysfunctional international response as in the war on the ground

Over the past week there has been much wringing of hands over Syria, and rightly so. At every turn, the Gordian knot has been tightening, with little prospect of it being cut.

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