Füle to Çavuşoğlu: “Judicial bill should conform to EU political criteria

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Judicial bill should conform to EU political criteria, Füle tells Çavuşoğlu


Stefan Füle has expressed the EU?s expectations that the new judicial bill prepared should be consistent with the EU legislation


The EU and Turkey?s Asylum Policy in Light of the Syrian Crisis


GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 10, 15 January 2014 by Juliette Tolay * In the past, Turkey?s asylum policy was considered as highly deficient, in comparison with the higher standards of the EU. Recently, this perception has been changing, with Turkey?s newly adopted law on foreigners, which contrasts with the EU?s slow-paced moves

Erdoğan?s visit to Brussels: an exercise for damage control


For those who believe that Turkey needs to remain anchored to the European Union, the upcoming visit of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan to Brussels was seen as a step


Turkey?s SCO courting largely aimed at sending messages to Europe


Global Times (China) 15 January 2014, p. 15 By Sun Zhuangzhi * There are lots of discussions around Turkey?s possible membership of the Shanghai Cooperation Organisation (SCO). In late November when Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Russia, he openly expressed the country?s desire to join the SCO. It came at a time when


Russia denies ‘hidden agenda’ as it hosts Iran, Syria FMs


Russia denied having a “hidden agenda” on Syria as it launched a fresh round of crisis diplomacy by hosting the top diplomats of Iran and Damascus


US, EU step up pressure on Turkey over judicial independence


Turkey?s new EU Minister, Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, was in Strasbourg on Tuesday for his first encounter with Stefan Füle, the EU commissioner responsible for enlargement.

NATO says Turkey no longer balks at missile shield helping Israel


Turkey has accepted assurances a planned NATO missile defense system in which it is playing a part is not designed to protect Israel as well, Alexander Vershbow said


Venice Commission head warns Turkey about ?hasty? judicial bill

The head of the Venice Commission has expressed a staunch warning to Turkey Jan. 14 on refraining from hasty judicial reforms that would endanger the independence of the judiciary


Turkish President Gül urges gov?t to re-calibrate Syria policy


Turkey should review its Syrian diplomacy and security policies in the face of realities, Gül said

The Perception of Turkey in the Middle East 2013


The Foreign Policy Programme (TESEV) January 15, 2014            ???????  Türkçe Sabiha Senyücel Gündoğar & Mensur Akgün The report entails the findings of the fifth annual survey conducted by TESEV Foreign Policy Programme in collaboration with KA Research between August 15- September 13, 2013. As in previous years, the public opinion survey reveals interesting insights into

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