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EU approves opening new chapter with Turkey

European Union?s General Affairs Council has confirmed the opening of Chapter 22, on regional policies, with Turkey

 Entre Turquie et Europe : la grande dérive

Les Echos (France) no. 21547, lundi 21 octobre 2013, p. 1-9 Dominique Moïsi * Prise à revers par les révolutions arabes, la crise syrienne et le dégel des relations irano-américaines, la Turquie a vraisemblablement plus besoin de l?Europe qu?elle ne veut l?admettre aujourd?hui. L?Europe s?éloigne de jour en jour de la Turquie », déclarait, la
Europe and Turkey: still talking ?

European Voice (Belgium) 17.10.2013 By Marc Pierini * Turkey?s accession talks with the EU resume, but are they still on the same page? As usual, the European Commission?s progress report on Turkey and the associated ? and politically more significant ? ?strategy paper?, both published yesterday (16 October), are a mix of positive and negative
U.S. said to have canceled drone delivery to Turkey

ANKARA, Turkey, Oct. 22 (UPI) — Washington canceled delivery of 10 Predator drones to Turkey after Ankara divulged the names of 10 Iranians who spied for Israel, a Turkish newspaper reported.

EU to restart Turkey membership talks in move to encourage reforms

Exclusive: The European Union will resume stalled talks, hoping to encourage progress on human rights

The European Union is to reopen membership talks with Turkey, more than three years after freezing negotiations, in an attempt to boost the prospects for democratic reforms amid fears that the country is taking an authoritarian lurch under its prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan.

Commission report signals thaw of EU-Turkey relations

This year?s EU progress report adopted by the European Commission last week received a rare welcome from Turkey over the weekend (19-20 October), signalling an easing of the recent strain in relations between Ankara and Brussels. EurActiv Turkey reports.

In recent years, the European Commission?s adoption of its yearly progress report on candidate countries was followed by furious responses from Ankara.

The Little Syria News Site That Could Save In-Depth Reporting

After earning her spot on the TV news totem poll, Lara Setrakian had a difficult time explaining her decision to leave her dream job ? covering the Middle East on-air for ABC and Bloomberg ? to her friends and family

A guide to Turkey for new arriving European diplomats

Ambassador Jean Maurice Ripert, head of the European Commission?s delegation in Ankara

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