Turkey’s EU Minister accuses Greek Cyprus of blocking further chapter talks… A FP roundup…

Terrorism can also be carry out through social media, EU Minister says at technology forum

Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış remarked that social media has now become another avenue for terrorists during the opening of a technology forum in Istanbul

Turkey, Iraq eye closer cooperation on Syria as relations thaw

By Humeyra Pamuk and Tulay Karadeniz ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey and Iraq, both concerned by the rise of al Qaeda in Syria, said on Friday their strained relations were improving and they would cooperate more closely to limit the spillover from Syria’s civil war. The two countries’ dealings have been tense in recent years, not least because of Turkey’s deepening ties with northern Iraq’s ..
English: Map of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Fra...
English: Map of Greece, Turkey and Cyprus. Français : Carte de la Grèce, la Turquie et de Cypre (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Turkey’s EU Minister accuses Greek Cyprus of blocking further chapter talks

European Union Minister Egemen Bağış has accused Greek Cyprus of blocking critical chapters for Turkey

US concerned over Turkey?s China missile decision, praises intelligence chief

The US is ?seriously concerned? about Turkey?s decision to purchase a missile system from China, Ricciardone says


Serbia condemns Turkish PM Erdoğan?s remarks

Serbia has condemned statements made by Turkish PM Erdoğan during a speech he gave in Kosovo on Oct 23

Don’t politicize Turkey missile deal, China says

China says a controversial proposal to sell a Chinese missile defense system to Turkey

From Rhetoric to Reality: Reframing U.S. Turkey Policy

The Bipartisan Policy Center?s (BPC) Turkey Initiative,October 2013, 66 p. National Security Program ~ Foreign Policy Project Ambassadors Morton I. Abramowitz and Eric S. Edelman, Co-Chairs The Middle East remains a major foreign policy challenge for the United States, despite attempts to pivot away from it. A cooperative and strong Turkey could be an important

Turkey?s Air and Missile Defense Acquisition Journey Continues

EDAM Discussion Paper Series 2013/13, October 2013, 17 p. Nilsu Goren * Nilsu Gören examines Turkey?s efforts to strengthen its balistic missile defenses. Nilsu argues that given the high costs, technical limitations, and political repercussions of air and missile defense systems, Turkey should choose to remain integrated into the NATO structure and push for

Missiles chinois en Turquie : le ton monte entre Ankara et l?OTAN

La Tribune (France), no. 5295, jeudi 24 octobre 2013, p. 58 Michel Cabirol L?OTAN demande à la Turquie de tenir compte de son appartenance à l?Alliance dans le cadre d?un achat d?un système de missiles antimissiles chinois. Le Premier ministre turc a rappelé que ?personne n?a le droit d?intervenir dans les décisions indépendantes? de la

US to glad to welcome Turkey’s main opposition CHP leader

U.S. Ambassador to Turkey Ricciardone has said that CHP leader Kılıçdaroğlu would be welcome for a visit to Washington

Syria?s Chemical Weapons: Everybody Wins (Except the Syrians)

?That prize should have been given to me,? joked Syria?s President Bashar al-Assad shortly after the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize on 11 October.

Le projet d?adhésion de la Turquie à l?UE relancé

Tribune de Genève (Suisse) mercredi 23 octobre 2013, p. 9 Olivier Bot Les Vingt-Huit ont décidé de reprendre les négociations avec Ankara. Un processus ajourné après la répression de Taksim. Après trois ans de gel et des déclarations peu encourageantes de dirigeants de l?Union européenne (UE), les négociations d?adhésion de la Turquie vont reprendre à

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