In the mean time, “EU Parliament draft report criticizes Turkey over restrictions on press freedom… A FP roundup…

English: A cruise ship (left) and Seabus (righ...
English: A cruise ship (left) and Seabus (right) on the Bosphorus in Istanbul, as seen from Gülhane Park near Topkapı Palace. The Dolmabahçe Palace is seen to the right side of the frame. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

The Frenemy Next Door: Turkey and Israel in a Changing Middle East

Policy Update (GPoT Center) no. 6, November 2013 Oded Eran & Gallia Lindenstrauss * Turkish Israeli relations suffered a big blow because of the Mavi Marmara affair. As Turkey and Israel are working no w on mending their relations, the question remains whether they will be able to avoid fierce competition in a relentlessly changing

Turkey loses popularity in Middle East over past two years: Poll

December 04, 2013 5:52 PM ISTANBUL (AFP) – Turkey’s popularity in the Middle East has dropped sharply over the past two years, an opinion poll showed on Wednesday, reflecting Ankara’s sometimes controversial foreign


Turkey’s ‘sultan’ seen losing his swing ahead of elections

… has gradually shifted from pragmatist tendencies to ideological ones, from team work to personal decisions, from democracy to authoritarianism, from thought-out policies to impulsive ones,? Ilter Turan, professor at Istanbul’s private Bilgi


Turkey needs more liberalism with its democracy

Financial Times (USA Ed) December 4, 2013, p. 9 By Sinan Ulgen * It should not be an issue of debate in a well-functioning liberal democracy. But the question of whether a government can and should enforce rules about personal morality is at the centre of current political arguments in Turkey. The outcome of this


Turkey deported 1,100 European jihadists, says daily

Istanbul, Dec 2 (IANS) Turkey deported 1,100 European citizens who came to Turkey to join Al Qaeda-linked groups fighting in Syria to their home countries, a Turkish daily reported Sunday. Turkey arrested these European citizens with the help of the National Intelligence Organisation, Gendarmerie forces and police units in 41 operations in 2013, the report said, adding there are still around 1

Egitto e Turchia ai ferri corti, a quattro mani con Azzurra Meringolo

La pazienza dell?esercito egiziano si è esaurita. Il primo ministro turco Racep Tayyip Erdoğan continua ad alzare al cielo le quattro dita simbolo degli islamisti che chiedono il ritorno del presidente Mohammed Mursi ? deposto per mano militare il 3 luglio scorso ? e i generali egiziani spediscono a casa l?ambasciatore turco. Tolleranza zero quella che il Cairo riserva al ministro degli esteri di Ankara che ha dichiarato di non aver rispetto per quanti sono tornati al potere grazie a un golpe.


Report: Turkey deported Europeans planning join al-Qaida in Syria

ANKARA, Turkey, Dec. 2 (UPI) — Turkey deported 1,100 European nationals who allegedly planned to cross into Syria this year and join al-Qaida in the war-torn country, Today’s Zaman reported.

Des opportunités de trading en Turquie

Le Temps (Suisse) 2 décembre 2013 Dieter Haas * La Turquie se démarque avec une forte croissance économique qui peut rendre envieux les pays industrialisés. La bourse des actions à Istanbul a constamment progressé ? jusqu?à la cassure qui s?est produite il y a deux semaines. Néanmoins, les investisseurs audacieux achèteront maintenant plutôt que d?attendre

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