FP roundup: “EU rapporteur tells Dutch journalist restriction on his travel to Turkey lifted…”Turkey and Japan sign formal agreement to build second nuclear plant in Sinop

Turkey and Japan sign formal agreement to build second nuclear plant in Sinop

PM Erdoğan and his Japanese counterpart Shinzo Abe signed the official agreement for building Turkey’s second nuclear plant in the Black Sea province of Sinop

Turkish FM Davutoğlu rejects claims of cooperation with Israel in strike against Syrian base

Ahmet Davutoğlu has rejected allegations that Turkey gave intelligence to Israel during an attack against a military base near the Syrian city of Latakia early Oct. 31

Turkey: Erdoğan Looking For Ways to Keep Economy Humming

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan proudly describes Istanbul?s newly opened Marmaray railway tunnel, linking Asia and Europe beneath the Bosphorus, as ?the project of the century.? But as a series of increasingly larger and more expensive engineering feats are unveiled, observers are wondering whether Turkey can actually afford the price of progress?


EU rapporteur tells Dutch journalist restriction on his travel to Turkey lifted

There is no longer any restriction for Dutch journalist’s travel into Turkey

Turkey and Iran Suggest a Thaw in Stands on Syrian ConflictWhile the two countries support opposing sides in Syria, their foreign ministers signaled at a conference in Istanbul that both see sectarian violence there as a threat.

Moscow rules out Syria without al-Assad in future

Russia hopes an international peace conference on Syria will be held before the end of this year, Prime Minister Dmitry Medvedev said

Syria sectarian spill worries Turkey, Iran

Turkey and Iran said Nov 1 they had common concerns about the increasingly sectarian nature of Syria’s civil war


Le consulat de Turquie inauguré

Sud Ouest (France) 29 octobre 2013, p. 19 Bordeaux Des centaines de personnes ont assisté hier en fin d?après-midi à l?inauguration du nouveau consulat de Turquie à Bordeaux. Ankara avait décidé de sa création en 2010. Installé 29, allées de Chartres, le consulat est ouvert depuis le mois de mai. Sa date d?inauguration a été

New prospect for momentum in Turkey-EU relations

Some European Union members are guilty of placing blockages on the opening of new chapters in Turkey?s accession process for political reasons, EU Minister Egemen Bağış has said in an exclusive piece for the Hürriyet Daily News


Officials from US get in line for Ankara visits

Turkey and the United States are intensifying political dialogue as bilateral visits between the capitals gain momentum.

Turkey: Has the AKP Ended Its Winning Streak?

OSW Commentary (Centre for Eastern Studies) No. 117, 7 October 2013 Marek Matusiak This paper argues that the public protests, deadlock on the Kurdish issue, and the unsuccessful attempt to amend the constitution in Turkey between 2012 and 2013 show the limitations of AKP rule. After examining these issues and others facing the country, the

Turkey’s Zorlu in talks on Israeli gas, but politics in the way

By Humeyra Pamuk and Orhan Coskun ISTANBUL/ANKARA (Reuters) – Turkey’s Zorlu Energy is in talks with Israeli firms over the potential for a pipeline to carry Israeli gas to Turkey, industry sources say, but the political rift between the two former allies is holding up progress. Israel is set to become a gas exporter by the end of the decade after the discovery of two major offshore fields off .

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