The Turkish government believes that ties with the EU could be further boosted during the rotating presidency of Greece and Italy in 2014
The Daily Star (Lebanon) December 28, 2013, p. 10 By Lauren Williams A corruption scandal in Turkey may see embattled Syrian President Bashar Assad outlast his Turkish adversary Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan, in the latest sign Turkish foreign policy on Syria is undergoing a major recalibration, analysts say. Beirut ? A corruption scandal in
Ali Babacan, deputy prime minister, brands investigation a ?mini coup? that has taken $49bn off the country?s equity market
Turkey is building a four-meter high wall along part of its border with Syria to try to stop people from illegally bypassing its checkpoints
Khaleej Times (UAE) December 29, 2013, p. 12 Deutsch Español Français Sinan Ulgen * Following Iranian Foreign Minister Javad Zarif ?s recent visit to the Gulf States, the Islamic Republic?s charm offensive is set to continue with President Hassan Rohani?s trip to Turkey early next month. Turkey unequivocally welcomed the interim nuclear deal concluded last
With his government assailed by corruption and a stuttering economy, Turkey’s prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, needs a major foreign policy boost. Iran might supply it.
Aid groups have strained to help the more than 1.8 million registered Syrian refugees dispersed in Lebanon, Jordan, Turkey and elsewhere, who are harder to reach than those in camps.
The International New York Times (USA) Monday, December 30, 2013, p. 9 By Vali R. Nasr * Washington ? A bribery and corruption scandal has plunged Turkey into crisis, seriously undermining Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan?s authority. Mr. Erdogan now faces serious challenges from both secularists suspicious of his Islamist agenda and his erstwhile ally
One does not see many tears being shed by European diplomats in Ankara over the dismissal of Egemen Bağış, Turkey?s former Minister for EU