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German neo-Nazi murder trial delayed after media access ruling

from Hurriyet Daily News

The start of the most high-profile neo-Nazi murder trial in German history has been postponed.


Turkey’s Erdogan to visit Gaza in May

from Yahoo news

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Sunday announced plans to visit Gaza at the end of May, possibly after a key trip to Washington which brokered a rapprochement between Turkey and Israel last month.



Israeli apology not that big a diplomatic score for Turkey after all

from Hurriyet Daily News

The initial celebratory and self-centric mood over the Israeli apology for killing..


Germany’s Constitutional Court backs foreign media access to neo-Nazi trial

from Hurriyet Daily News

Germany’s Constitutional Court ruled that foreign media should have access to the trial of a suspected neo-Nazi in connection with 10 racist murders.


Turkey welcomes media access to neo-Nazi trial in Germany

from Hurriyet Daily News

Ankara welcomed German top court’s decision to allow Turkish media at a neo-Nazi trial.



Turkey open to energy ties with Israel, but early days

from Yahoo news

* Tentative rapprochement raises hopes of energy ties * Yildiz says too early to talk of deal * Concern over extent of Turkish-Israeli rapprochement (Adds details on relations with Israel, Iraq) By Humeyra Pamuk ANKARA, April 10 (Reuters) – A tentative rapprochementbetween Turkey and Israel could eventually pave the way forjoint energy projects but it is still too early to talk ofspecifics


How Turkey is emerging as a development partner in Africa

from World news: Turkey |

Turkey provides assistance for relief aid and reconstruction, but also works as a business partner and invests in youth education


A Turkish Perspective on Security Issues in the Mediterranean

by Acturca

GPoT Policy Brief (GPoT Center) No. 36, April 2013, 8 p. by Şadi Ergüvenç * The Mediterranean is where the atmosphere of mutual distrust, fear and polarization prevail. Arab-Israeli dispute and Turkish-Greek differences over the Aegean and Cyprus impede efforts for developing mutual confidence and co-operation. Recently,economic and financial crises and the ?Arab Risings? have



Azerbaijan?s Foreign Policy and the Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

by Acturca

IAI Working Papers (Istituto Affari Internazionali) 13/12, April 2013, 11 p. by Elizabeth Fuller * The over-riding objective of Azerbaijan?s foreign policy has been to secure a solution to the longstanding conflict over Nagorno-Karabakh on Azerbaijan?s terms. Consequently, Azerbaijan?s foreign policy is focused primarily on strengthening ties with those states and organizations that are perceived


The Turkish ‘power ship’ keeping the lights on in Lebanon

from World news: Turkey | by Simon Tisdall

A ship moored off Beirut is helping Lebanon overcome electricity shortages ? and many developing countries may follow suit


The pivotal steps of Israel in the Mediterranean

from Blogactiv by Dimitris Rapidis

Israel is considering itself as the only democratic power in Middle East. The state that keeps the credos of the Western civilization and endeavors to secure peace in the region. The Arab threat and the entire risk of military escalation is always present, especially when dealing with the Palestinian issue. A significant support towards peace in Middle East stems from the vital role of the United States that always try to keep things under control and avoid any outburst that could plunge the entire region into an endless massacre.


Turkey in Better Shape than Europe: Schroeder

from Yahoo news

April 12 (Bloomberg) — David Tweed reports on Europe’s troubles. He speaks with Anna Edwards on Bloomberg Television’s “Countdown.” (Source: Bloomberg)


Turkey does not buy Iraqi PM?s olivebranch

from Hurriyet Daily News

Ankara is insisting that the Iraqi prime minister implement a power-sharing deal within the Iraqi government.


Top Turkish companies? workers to get UK visa easily

from Hurriyet Daily News

The United Kingdom is to ease the visa restrictions for the employees of 500 companies, including…


Welcome back to Israel

from Hurriyet Daily News

I was back in Israel this week. And I have to confess; it is good to be a Turkish traveler in Israel nowadays.


Turkey and Egypt nix NATO meet with Israel

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey and Egypt oppose NATO?s plans to revive the Mediterranean Dialogue group and bring together Israel and six Arab countries…


Finland ?regrets? block on Turkish bid

from Hurriyet Daily News

?We regret all political blockade on Turkey?s EU accession talks,? says Finland?s Foreign Minister Tuomioja.

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