U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry coming with loaded agenda, EU hails adoption of law on foreigners.. A FP roundup…

Kerry to ask Ankara to join Middle East peace

from Hurriyet Daily News

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will stage his second visit to Turkey in two months this weekend.

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.


EU hails adoption of law on foreigners

from Hurriyet Daily News

The EU has welcomed Turkey?s adoption of a law on foreigners and international protection.

Ankara: Europol?s report ?misleading?

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish capital has voiced regret over a recently released report on organized crime in Europe.


Eyeing EU, Turkey adopts migration and asylum law

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey, on a renewed push to join the EU, has adopted a long-awaited law to regulate..


Kerry coming with loaded agenda

from Hurriyet Daily News

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry will be in Istanbul for talks with his Turkish counterpart

Turkey dismayed at lack of US partnership on second nuclear plant: Minister

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey expected to form a partnership with the United States to build Turkey?s second planned nuclear plant, Energy Minister Tamer Yıldız said


Turkey: Does Ankara Hold the Key to Ending Cyprus Financial Woes?

by Acturca

EurasiaNet.org (The Open Society Institute) April 4, 2013 by Justin Vela * Turkey?s potential as a regional energy hub could help alleviate the financial turmoil hitting the divided Mediterranean island of Cyprus, analysts say. But before any steps are taken, Ankara would like to see movement toward a resolution of the decades-long conflict between Greek


Northern Cyprus sees hope in water pipeline

by Acturca

International Herald Tribune (USA) Thursday, April 4, 2013 By Erica Gies, Istanbul Economic link to Turkey viewed as solution even amid environmental fears. Even as the Cypriot government struggles to ward off financial disaster, the authorities in the northern part of the divided island are quietly pushing ahead with a project to link their territory


New Border Tensions Erupt in Syrian Conflict

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU and RICK GLADSTONE; Sebnem Arsu reported from Istanbul, and Rick Gladstone from New York. Nick Cumming-Bruce contributed reporting from Geneva, Isabel Kershner from Jerusalem, and Neil MacFarquhar from the United Nations

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.

Obama wants Kerry to pursue Turkish-Israeli mediation until full normalization

from Hurriyet Daily News

US President Obama has requested his secretary of state to pursue mediation between Turkey and Israel, the US State Department said.

Kerry Returns to Mideast to Bolster Israel- Turkey Ties

from Yahoo News Photos

Secretary of State John Kerry will return to the Middle East this weekend for talks with Israeli, Palestinian and Turkish leaders, according to a U.S. official.


Jordanians and Turks Are Focus of Syria?s Ire

from NYT > Turkey by By RICK GLADSTONE

President Bashar al-Assad?s government accused Jordan and Turkey of ?playing with fire? by aiding Syrian rebels.

Turkish President Gül slams EU visa policy for Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish President Abdullah Gül criticized yesterday the European Union over its slow visa procedures

INTERVIEW- Turkey seeks deeper energy relationship with Iraq, Kurdistan

from Yahoo news

By Orhan Coskun ANKARA, April 4 (Reuters) – Turkey would play an active rolein any arrangement in Iraq under which crude oil export revenuesare shared between the central government and the northern IraqiKurdistan region, Energy Minister Taner Yildiz said on Thursday. Yildiz told Reuters in an interview Turkey stood ready tosupport an arrangement under which 83 percent of oil exportrevenue went .


Champions League 2013: European newspapers’ reaction

from World news: Turkey | guardian.co.uk

Real Madrid’s rout of Galatasaray surprised no one in Spain and Málaga get grudging praise in Germany



Real Madrid v Galatasaray

Wednesday night’s trouncing in Madrid meant there was no David and Goliath story for the Turkish media to report on and Thursday morning belied a sense of mourning. Yet they do make every effort to excuse the defeat.

Turquie ? Union européenne : sortir du numéro de clowns tristes

by Acturca

Libération (France) 3 avril 2013, p. 22                                                Türkçe Jean-François Bayart * En repoussant aux calendes chypriotes l?éventualité d?une adhésion de la Turquie, l?Union européenne (UE) a fini par créer une situation dont elle pourrait bien se repentir dans les prochaines années. Comme l?aurait pronostiqué, en février, Günther Öttinger, le commissaire européen à l?énergie


Turkey Takes Steps Toward Europe

by Acturca

The Wall Street Journal (USA) April 3, 2013, p. 5 By Emre Peker, Istanbul Ankara has taken steps to reaffirm ties with Brussels, despite angry rhetoric over a customs agreement with the European Union, in an effort to find shelter against troubling political and economic developments in its region. In an interview, Turkey?s Deputy Prime

Compensation talks with Israel to start next week: Foreign minister

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkish and Israeli officials will start talks on compensation over Mavi Marmara raid next week


Shift of axis: What future PKK eyes in Syria, Iraq

from Hurriyet Daily News

With the Turkish government?s ongoing reconciliation efforts with the country?s Kurds, the latter?s leadership…


Turkey and Israel: A ?what next?? mindset

by Acturca

The Jerusalem Post (Israel) April 3, 2013, p. 13 By Can Kasapoglu * A Turkish academic asks what the two countries should do next Following the early signs of rapprochement between Turkey and Israel, analysts on both sides focused on why and how this was happening. Meanwhile, many columnists voiced their opinions about who should

Sultan Erdogan: Turkey ‘s Rebranding Into the New, Old Ottoman Empire

from Yahoo News Photos

In the eyes of secularists, the Europe-facing, Western-dressing, cocktail-toasting modern nation-state is being replaced by a religiously conservative one, headscarf by headscarf.


German Vice Chancellor to visit Turkey

from Hurriyet Daily News

German Deputy Prime Minister and Economy Minister Philipp Rosler will pay a visit to Turkey.

Turkey eyes end of Cyprus dispute amid push for EU entry

from Yahoo News Photos

Iraq PM softens tone on Turkey, says rapprochement welcome

from Hurriyet Daily News

Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said he would welcome rapprochement with Turkey, softening his hostile rhetoric fuelled by Ankara’s engagement with KRG.

White House confirms PM Erdoğan?s meeting with Obama on May 16

from Hurriyet Daily News

Washington confirmed today that US President Barack Obama will meet with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan in Washington on May 16.

Turkey, UN plan ?Retreat Center? for mediation acts

from Hurriyet Daily News

Ankara is working with the United Nations to establish a ?Retreat Center? in Istanbul, to be used for…



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