Erdoğan to be in US, Kerry to be in Turkey soon. A FP roundup…

Turkish PM Erdoğan set to embark on US visit on May 16

from Hurriyet Daily News

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s long-expected meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama will take place on May 16…

European Union foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton (L) meets with Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan in Ankara April 3, 2013, in this photo provided by the Turkish Prime Minister’s Press Office. REUTERS/Yasin Bulbul/Turkish Prime Minister Press Office/Handout

Turkey brings a gentle version of the Ottoman empire back to the Balkans

from World news: Turkey | by Michael Birnbaum

Growing presence in Bosnia has given Turkey an expanding field of influence in Europe

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 Sarajevo 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.


Turkey cautioned on PM’s visit to Gaza

from Yahoo News Photos

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.


Turkish Neo-Ottomanism is Threatened by Iran


While Turkey is tied to the West through multiple institutions, like NATO, it is still ruled by the AKP party, whose ideology was described in leaked American diplomatic cables appearing in WikiLeaks from a few years back as ?neo-Ottoman? ? meaning it

Israël et la Turquie définissent les termes de leur rapprochement

by Acturca

Le Monde (France) mercredi 27 mars 2013, p. 4 Laurent Zecchini, Jérusalem Correspondant Un accord financier doit être trouvé pour dédommager les familles des victimes turques de l?assaut israélien contre le « Mavi-Marmara » Le dossier de Gaza en témoigne, le rapprochement israélo-turc sera long. Au lendemain d?un accord de normalisation, après trois années de

Turkish Cyprus sees way out of crisis

by Acturca

Financial Times (UK)  Tuesday, April 2, 2013, p. 6 By Joshua Chaffin in Nicosia Divided island. The south?s woes may drive the two sides towards a settlement and new opportunities, says Joshua Chaffin From his office in Nicosia, the divided capital of Cyprus, Hasan Gungor can almost watch the economic crisis unfolding across a barbed

A Turkey-Israel opening

by Acturca

International Herald Tribune (USA) Tuesday, April 2, 2013, p. 7 By Charles Kupchan and Soli Ozel * During his recent visit to Israel, President Barack Obama pulled off a major breakthrough in relations between Israel and Turkey. After forging very close ties during the 1990s, Jerusalem and Ankara have of late gone their separate ways.

A new equation needed in Eastern Mediterranean

from Hurriyet Daily News

There have been four major changes in politics in the last two years in the Eastern Mediterranean.

Turkish Minister: Anatolia only feasible gas route for Israel, Greek Cyprus

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey is not indifferent toward Israel?s energy projects for transferring the Eastern Mediterranean natural gas and oil to the international markets, Turkish Energy Minister said.


Turkey thaw one of top goals: Israeli Deputy FM

from Hurriyet Daily News

Normalization of the ties with Turkey is one of the most pressing aims on the Israel?s agenda.

Syria- Turkey word war escalates

from Yahoo News Photos

BEIRUT: Syrian President Bashar al-Assad accused Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of not having said ?a single word of truth? about Syria?s conflict, in an interview with Turkish media posted on the web.

Israeli thaw good for Turkish energy

from Yahoo News Photos

ANKARA, Turkey , April 3 (UPI) — An Israeli apology for the 2010 raid of a Turkish flotilla could lead to a strong energy relationship, Turkish Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said.

Greek Cyprus crisis is chance to end division, says Turkish President Gül

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish President Abdullah Gül said the financial crisis in Greek Cyprus presented an “important opportunity” to end the division of the island.


U.S. Secretary of State Kerry to visit Turkey

from Yahoo news

ANKARA (Reuters) – U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will visit Turkey on Sunday as part of a trip to Europe and Asia to consult allies on issues including Syria’s civil war, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said on Wednesday. Washington regards Turkey , which shares a 900-km (560-mile) border with Syria, as a pivotal player in backing the Syrian opposition and planning for an era after .

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