A FP roundup: Turkish Defense Ministry denies claims used army uniforms given to Syrian rebels…

Colonel Riyad al-Asad and others announcing th...
Colonel Riyad al-Asad and others announcing the FSA’s formation in an online video statement (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turkish Defense Ministry denies claims used army uniforms given to Syrian rebels

Turkish Defense Ministry officials have denied a claim by the main opposition Republican.

The Obama-Erdoğan meeting and economic conduct

Finally, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s meeting with U.S. President Barack Obama.


Peres sends condolences over Reyhanlı bombings as Netanyahu opts out: Report

Israeli President Peres sent a condolence message to his counterpart Gül over the Reyhanlı attack while Prime Minister?s Office decided against doing so, Haaretz reported

Greek Cyprus ?outraged? as Cyprus meet coincides with anniversary of Istanbul conquest

Greek Cyprus was ?outraged? to learn that a meeting between President Nicos Anastasiades


La Turquie devrait profiter de flux de capitaux supplémentaires

L?AGEFI Quotidien (France) mardi 21 mai 2013, p. 3 Krystèle Tachdjian Les économistes estiment que le relèvement de la note souveraine turque par Moody?s devrait favoriser l?investissement de long terme dans le pays. Le retour de la Turquie dans la catégorie investissement devrait permettre à son économie de bénéficier d?un afflux supplémentaire de capitaux de

Turkey and the Dream of Ottoman Revival

The Wall Street Journal Asia (USA) May 20, 2013, p. 11 By Hillel Fradkin & Lewis Libby * The Middle East isn?t returning to an era of Ottoman-enforced peace and stability?no matter how badly Ankara wants it. Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu recently visited Diyarbakir, the most important Kurdish city in Turkey?s troubled Southeast. As

Turkey oil deal signals end of post-Ottoman empire order

Financial Times (UK) Monday, May 20, 2013, p. 2 By David Gardner in London Confirmation that Turkey plans to buy into the oil and gas wealth of the self-governing Kurdish region of northern Iraq has led to warnings ? most stridently from the US ? that Ankara is gambling with the break-up of Iraq. Indeed.


A Partnership between Poland and Turkey: Filling the EU Gap?

Bulletin PISM, No. 54 (507)  21 May 2013 The Polish Institute of International Affairs Pinar Elman * In 2014, on the 600th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, Poland and Turkey are preparing to translate their good mutual relations into a deeper strategic partnership in areas of common long-term interest such as energy, defence

Le nouveau consul turc bientôt dans ses murs

Sud Ouest (France) Mardi 21 mai 2013, p. C2_6 Dominique Manenc Bordeaux. Volkan Türk Vural, premier consul turc à Bordeaux s?installera allées de Chartres fin mai. Pour lui, les 15 000 ressortissants girondins sont bien intégrés. A la fin du mois, le consulat de Turquie ouvrira ses portes dans un superbe immeuble des allées de

Saudi-Turkey rapport bodes well for global influence

The current political rapport between Riyadh and Ankara is an exciting development. If harmonized, it could completely result in the two countries achieving significant influence at regional and international levels.

Turkey eyes oil, gas deals with Iraqi Kurdistan

By Orhan Coskun ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey is looking to sign commercial contracts this year with Russian and U.S. companies operating in northern Iraq for joint oil and gas exploration, Turkey’s Energy Minister Taner Yildiz told Reuters. Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan last week discussed U.S. concerns about Turkey’s deepening energy ties with Iraqi Kurdistan during meetings in Washington


Who convinced whom at the White House?

The Rose Garden press event of Turkey?s Islamist worshipful master, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

The need for a revision of foreign policy

Right after the disastrous bombing in Reyhanlı, a prominent journalist suggested.


Turkey a ?success story for the troubled IMF? The strict implementation of the 2001 IMF program has played an important role in.


Turkey invests big in nuclear power

While other EU countries are increasingly investing in renewables, Turkey is planning three new nuclear power stations. The country’s aim is to turn from being a net importer to a net exporter of energy.


Turkey foresees end of post-Ottoman order

The future of Iraq is just part of discussion about possible break-up of bits of Middle East, given new urgency by disintegration of Syria


Turkish PM couldn?t get what he expected on Syria from US visit: NGO head Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan did not get.


Turkish Cyprus in crisis as early election looms A group of lawmakers from Turkish Cyprus? ruling National Unity Party (UBP) has issued


An Inside Look at Syria?s Refugees Across the Region

There are 324,770 official Syrian refugees in Turkey (Turkish government estimates are 400,000). 17 out of 23 of the region?s refugee camps are in Turkey, which has decided to halt construction of any new camps. The main issues are cross-border attacks by pro-regime forces (as witnessed recently in Reyhanli where two car bombs killed at least 51 people) and unrest in Kurdish areas (which many hope may be calming as a result of a recent peace agreement between the Turkish government and the PKK). The main threat to Turkey as a result of the refugee crisis  is a spillover of sectarian tensions into Turkey?s Alevi and Sunni communities (although Turkey?s Alevis differ extensively from Syria?s Alawites). The Turkish population?s opinion is hardening against Turkish intervention in Syria and any further truck with refugees, despite widespread sympathy for their plight.


US might step in for a Cyprus solution to appease Turks

President Barack Obama gave two messages to Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan

‘No withdrawal’ on Mavi Marmara cases: NGO

The head of the Turkish NGO Humanitarian Relief Foundation (İHH) said yesterday.

Capital inflow hope and fear for Turkey

The coveted investment grade rating has arrived in Turkey and foreign capital.

White Russians in Turkey demand return of church

The recent Galataport project, which foresees to place a modern port faclitiy by Istanbul?s Bosphorus

This is not Davutoğlu?s foreign policy

Turkish foreign policy, especially on Syria, is once again under scrutiny.

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