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Mavi Marmara
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Relatives of Flotilla Raid Victims Reject Israeli Compensation

from NYT > Turkey by By SEBNEM ARSU and JODI RUDOREN; Sebnem Arsu reported from Istanbul, and Jodi Rudoren from Jerusalem

The relatives of the nine people killed in Israel?s raid on a Turkish-led flotilla to Gaza in 2010 also said that they would not drop their lawsuits against those involved in the raid.


Israeli officials claim that Turkey will prevent criminal trials over Mavi Marmara: Report

from Hurriyet Daily News

Israeli officials claim that Turkey will bring the compensation deal to Parliament, so as to adopt it as a law that would prevent trials against Israeli soldiers



Compensation deal between Israel and Turkey to prevent trials against Israeli soldiers: Report

from Hurriyet Daily News

The compensation agreement between over the Mavi Marmara raid will prevent Turkish citizens from filing criminal charges against Israeli soldiers, Haaretz reported.


BDP urges Turkey to offer apology to Armenians

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Peace and Democracy Party (BDP) commemorated the mass killing of Armenians.


Palestinian reconciliation more important than Erdoğan?s Gaza visit

from Hurriyet Daily News

Ankara?s angry reaction to remarks by U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry urging Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan


The three key words of Obama?s ?red line? on Syria

from FP Passport by Blake Hounshell

The White House has long insisted that President Barack Obama’s “red line” that would trigger … something … on Syria is crystal clear.


Israel wants to host new Turkey talks

from Hurriyet Daily News

Israel expects to host the next compensation meeting. But Mavi Marmara victims? families commitment over..


Turks divided over Israeli steps on normalizing ties

from Hurriyet Daily News

Turks are divided over the steps that should be taken to mend Israeli-Turkish relations.


Turkish Foreign Ministry publishes writings of Ambassador Gündüz Aktan

from Hurriyet Daily News

The Turkish Foreign Ministry has published a book titled ‘What He Said and What He Wrote,’ in which a collection of texts by Ambassador Gündüz Aktan are included.


Turkey becomes partner of China, Russia-led security bloc

from Yahoo news

By Dmitry Solovyov ALMATY (Reuters) – NATO member Turkey signed up on Friday to became a “dialogue partner” of a security bloc dominated by China and Russia, and declared that its destiny is in Asia. “This is really a historic day for us,” Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu said in Kazakhstan’s commercial capital Almaty after signing a memorandum of understanding with Shanghai Cooperation .


The Armenian Genocide Still Denied by Turkey (and Azerbaijan)

from Blogactiv by AriRusila

Armenian as well other people around the world paid homage to the memory of 1.5 million innocent victims of the 1915 Armenian Genocide implemented by the Ottoman Empire. 98 years after the Genocide the present Turkish nation not only deny that its predecessors plotted and committed the Genocide, but also continues its anti-Armenian policy, still retaining confiscated church estates and properties, and religious and cultural treasures of the Armenian people.

Different views about history have their impact also today when the frozen conflict of Artsakh, better known as Nagorno-Karabakh, still waits its solution. Nineteen years after the ceasefire in 1994, an agreement between Armenia and Azerbaijan is still not reached and the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic continues its existence as a de facto independent republic recognized by no other state.


An Alliance Diminished, but Still Vital

from NYT > Turkey by By JUDY DEMPSEY

After President Barack Obama’s visit to Jerusalem last month, there were high hopes in Washington and NATO for a turning point in relations between Israel and Turkey


Les relations UE-Méditerranée en matière agricole. L?exemple du Maroc et de la Turquie

by Acturca

Policy Paper (Notre Europe?Institut Jacques Delors) n° 91, 18 avril 2013 par Raúl Compés López, José-María García-Alvarez-Coque et Tomás García Azcárate * Initiées dans les années cinquante, les relations institutionnelles de l?Union européenne avec les pays du Moyen-Orient et d?Afrique du Nord (MOAN) sont aujourd?hui redéfinies par la Politique européenne de voisinage (PEV). La libéralisation


Turkey?s foreign policy gambit

from Hurriyet Daily News

Ankara?s policy of targeting the Bashar al-Assad regime in Damascus is Turkey?s most brazen foreign policy.

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