“188,387 Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey… A FP roundup…

Turkey denies reports of Syrian refugees? deportation

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has reportedly deported 600 Syrians staying at a refugee camp in the southeastern.

Turkey ready to negotiate two-state solution for Cyprus: Turkish FM

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey is ready to negotiate a two-state solution to the Cyprus problem


188,387 Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey

from Yahoo News Photos

Turkey ‘s Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu announced number of Syrians under temporary protection in Turkey were 188,387 as of March 12, and total amount of money spent so far was 728.3 million Turkish Lira (TL).


Turkey is world?s rising brand: Deputy prime minister

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey is a rising brand in the world because it has kept its promises, Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said.


Turkey , Israel to work out compensation

from Yahoo News Photos

Turkey ‘s deputy prime minister says Turkish and Israeli officials will meet next week to work out the amount of compensation to be paid to the victims of a raid on a Gaza-bound flotilla that killed eight Turks and a..


Palestine ‘against’ Turkish PM Erdoğan’s visit to Gaza: Official

from Hurriyet Daily News

Palestine is opposed to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s intention to visit the Gaza Strip.


Turkey gas move piles pressure on Cyprus

from FT.com – World, Europe

Ankara set to bar Eni from Turkey projects if it proceeds with Cyprus gas exploration, saying Greek Cypriots have no right to assign island?s resources


No Accreditation to Turkey’s Media in NSU Trial

from Bianet :: English

Munich’s Higher Regional Court declined to reserve any courtroom seats to Turkey’s media in the hearing of National Socialist Underground, a neo-Nazi cell suspected for the murder of 10 people including 8 with Turkish roots.

The Syrian irony for Turkey

from open Democracy News Analysis – by Annalena di Giovanni and Foti Benlisoy

Before the uprising, Erdoğan and Davutoğlu tried to turn Damascus and Aleppo into safe market havens. Perhaps Turkey still expects eventually to have the lion’s share in a future reconstructed Syria, but the ruling AKP party may pay a high price for its regional policies.

Israel, Turkey Explore Energy Links

by Acturca

The Wall Street Journal (USA) March 27, 2013, p. A12 By Joshua Mitnick, Tel Aviv Israel?s apology to Turkey over a deadly 2010 raid will boost cooperation over Syria?s civil war, but it also has a compelling economic incentive: the possible export of billions of dollars of Israeli natural gas to Turkey and beyond, say

For Cyprus, a Sudden Need to Play Nice With Turkey

from NYT > Turkey by By JAMES KANTER

The country?s sudden reversal of fortunes implies that self-reliant Cyprus may need to brush up on its own relations with Turkey to make its gas wealth a reality.


Verheugen: Europe cannot do it without Turkey

by Acturca

EurActiv.com, 28 March 2013 Interview by Samuel Doveri Vesterbye The European Union needs Turkey if it is to succeed as a global player, former Commission vice-president Günter Verheugen tells EurActiv. Günter Verheugen is a former Commission vice-president and enlargement commissioner. He was a speaker at the Future of Europe Stakeholder Workshop organised by the EurActiv

Making Sense of Turkish-EU Relations in the Aftermath of the Arab Spring

by Acturca

GTE Policy Briefs (Istituto Affari Internazionali) n. 8, 28 March 2013, 5 p. by Bülent Aras * Both the EU?s recognition of the importance of its value system and Turkey?s rediscovery of its European component in its foreign policy identity have occurred during a period of radical transformation in the Mediterranean region. The Arab Spring


How Obama Brought Turkey and Israel Back Together

from Yahoo News Photos

Gaza flotilla apology may have ramifications beyond Israel- Turkey relations

from Yahoo News Photos

By Alex Traiman/JNS.org Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu reversed Israeli policy last Friday, offering an apology to the Turkish people for the deaths of nine Turkish citizens aboard the armed.


Uneasy détente in Turkish-Israel relations

from Hurriyet Daily News

Almost three years have passed since a raid by Israeli soldiers on the Mavi Marmara ship on May 31, 2010.

Erdoğan doing everything to make Israel regret apology: Israeli far-right leader

from Hurriyet Daily News

The leader of Israel’s far-right Jewish Home party, Naftali Bennet, slammed Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s comments following Israel’s apology.

U.S. expert: Genocide denial undermines Turkey ?s moral authority

from Yahoo News Photos

?Instead of trying to reinvent history, Turkey ‘s Prime Minister Erdoğan can make history,? David L. Phillips said.

Will PKK Ceasefire Change Turkey ?s Regional Role?

from Yahoo News Photos

Copyright show:  No The March 21 ceasefire in the battle between the Kurdistan Workers? Party and the Turkish state offers Turkey not only the hope of peace after decades of bloodshed, but poses profound implications for the region at large. read more

Cyprus row axes Italy?s Eni from Turkish deals

from Hurriyet Daily News

Italian energy giant Eni feels the wrath of Ankara, as the company?s operations are suspended across Turkey…


S&P raises Turkey’s rating, hints amelioration if Kurdish issue solved

from Hurriyet Daily News

Standard & Poor’s upgraded Turkey’s credit rating from BB to BB+.

Turkish FM reveals secret diplomacy behind Israel?s apology

from Hurriyet Daily News

Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu revealed March 28 the background of Israel?s apology to Turkey.


Cyprus’s economic woes could help resolve the island’s dispute | George Kyris

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk by George Kyris

Greek Cypriots could now be forced round the table with their Turkish counterparts to discuss unification, thanks to the bailout

Revise Customs Union, or cancel it totally : Turkey tells EU

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey has urged the European Union to restructure the terms of the current Customs Union.


Global economy?s axis shifts from West to East: Deputy PM

from Hurriyet Daily News

The world?s economic balance has shifted from the West to the East because of the latest economic crisis, says Turkey?s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan at the Uludağ Economy Summit.


Turkey cautioned on PM’s visit to Gaza

from Yahoo news

ANKARA, Turkey , March 29 (UPI) — An expected visit to Gaza by Turkey ‘s prime minister should be planned to avoid further dividing rival Palestinian factions, a Palestinian diplomat said.

What Is So Special About Russian?Turkish Economic Relations

by Acturca

Russian Analytical Digest (RAD), No.125, 25 March 2013, pages 5-10 Russia?s Relations with Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania By Natalia Ulchenko *, Moscow This article analyses contemporary Russian?Turkish economic relations. It considers the problems that the two sides are faced with, in spite of their steadily increasing bilateral trade volume and investment flows, and highlights the

To Cash In on Gas, Cyprus May Need to Sell to Turkey

by Acturca

The New York Times (USA) March 28, 2013, p. B4 By James Kanter, Brussels With its economy in tatters, Cyprus urgently needs to tap its natural gas deposits. But opening the spigot will force the easternmost member of the European Union to make the tough choices it has long been loath to confront.

Turkey and Israel Feel the Effect as Syria?s Civil War Fuels Tensions at Borders


Turkey?s threat to prosecute or expel 130 refugees, and Israel?s growing concerns about injured Syrians coming across the border, are the latest signs of how Syria?s war has destabilized the region.


Editorial Board: Israel and Turkey let bygones be bygones

from Yahoo news

THE DARKENING situation in the Middle East has produced a silver lining. With Syria?s civil war intensifying and Iran showing no sign of slowing its nuclear program, Israel and Turkey have patched a nearly three-year-old rift. In a March 22 phone call stage-managed by President Obama , Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu apologized to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan for the deaths

Gaza residents would be happy to see Erdoğan: Gaza Mayor

from Hurriyet Daily News

Gaza Mayor Refik Mekki dismissed any opposition to Turkish PM’s planned Gaza visit.

Palestine to ?welcome? Turkish PM Erdoğan to Gaza: Officials

from Hurriyet Daily News

Ankara has received no complaints relating to Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s plans to visit Gaza, Turkish officials have said.

In Bosnia, Turkey brings back a gentle version of the Ottoman Empire

from Yahoo News Photos

Turkey conquered the Balkans five centuries ago. Now Turkish power is making inroads through friendlier means. Two Turkish-run universities have opened in Bosnia?s Ottoman-influenced capital in recent years, bringing an influx of Turkish students and culture to a predominantly Muslim country still reeling from a brutal ethnic war almost two decades ago. Read full article

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