WPost claim: Turkey blows Israel’s cover for Iranian spy ring… Progress Report aftermath…

Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan c...
Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan criticizes Israel harshly and leaves the World Economic Forum in Davos, Switzerland (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turkey blows Israel’s cover for Iranian spy ring

washingtonpost.com ? David Ignatius ? 10/16/13 ? The Turkish-Israeli relationship became so poisonous early last year that the Turkish government of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is said to have disclosed to Iranian intelligence the identities of up to 10 Iranians who had been meeting


EU urges including rights in Turkey talks

European Commission report criticises Turkish government for using ?excessive force? against mass anti-government protests during the summer

Reading the EU call to Turkey correctly

The first question in mind after finishing reading the European Union enlargement ?Progress Report?


Turkey: Do Ankara?s Reforms Go Far Enough for EU?

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan described his recent ?democratization package? of reforms as an ?historical moment? for Turkey. But his failure to revamp controversial anti-terror laws is complicating relations with the European Union.


Key findings of the 2013 progress report on Turkey

European Commission ? MEMO/13/895 Brussels, 16 October 2013 The Commission?s 2013 Progress Report on Turkey highlights a number of important steps taken by Turkey over the past 12 months, notably the adoption of a fourth judicial reform package and the start of a peace process to end terrorism and violence in the Southeast of the

Bruxelles veut dénoncer sans braquer Ankara

Libération (France) 16 octobre 2013, p. 7 Marc Semo L?UE publie son rapport annuel sur la Turquie, alors qu?elle souhaite rouvrir les négociations d?adhésion. Dans ce genre d?exercices, la forme compte presque autant que le fond. Publié aujourd?hui, le rapport annuel de la Commission européenne sur la Turquie dresse, comme pour chaque pays candidat, le


In Turkey, an Inevitable Shift in Foreign Policy

Stratfor (USA) October 14, 2013 Summary. Turkey?s Middle East policy under the ruling Justice and Development Party has broadly focused on two ambitious objectives: deepening influence in the Arab world through the empowerment of moderate Sunni Islamist forces and a visibly antagonistic relationship with Israel, and using political and economic appeasement to contain Kurdish separatism.

Is supporting jihadists an intelligence success?

The Wall Street Journal?s long and comprehensive analysis on Hakan Fidan

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