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French president to meet widow of Armenian-Turkish journalist Hrant Dink


Hollande will conduct a visit to Turkey next week during which he will sit down with Rakel Dink


Brussels unimpressed with Turkey’s internal struggles, sticks to principles

Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan explained to the European Union?s top officials yesterday (21 January) why he hastily tried to push through sweeping changes in the Turkish judicial system, something which raised alarms in Brussels. But he seemed unable to convince EU officials, who seemed more concerned about the bill’s compliance with EU principles than the motives behind them.

Erdoğan?s visit to Brussels yesterday (21 January), the first in five years, came against a background of a recent thaw in relations between Turkey and the EU.

Emerging market chaos hits stock markets and currencies


Traders reacted to concerns that Argentina, Turkey, South Africa among others might be on the brink of currency crises

A series of political scandals and accusations of mismanagement in some of the world’s major developing economies triggered turmoil on international stock exchanges on Friday.


Turkey Deputy PM to Davos: lira drop is ‘re-pricing’ due to politics, Fed taper


Turkey’s Deputy Prime Minister Ali Babacan said the lira’s tumble on Friday was a “re-pricing process” due to recent political turmoil as well as the U.S. Federal Reserve‘s plan to gradually

Turkey faces a ‘war’ within its borders as Prime Minister Erdogan cracks down on opponents


Turkey’s Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an is firing judges, sacking policemen and raising concerns about the fragility of the country’s democracy according to diplomats and academics

EU commissioner Füle?s two letters key in suspension of judicial bill


Brussels has played a key role in freezing parts of the contentious judicial bill


Erdoğan got the EU message on judiciary

It is possible to separate Turkish Prime Minister Tayyip Erdoğan?s stance on the controversial judiciary bill in Turkey

Freedom and rights in Turkey declining, US think tank says


US think tank Freedom House criticizes Turkey, saying the freedoms and human rights are on the decline in the country. The report focuses on heavy use of police force

Turkey Highlights EU Bid Again as Political Turmoil Hits Markets


Turkey is pointing to its determination to inject momentum into a languishing European Union membership bid to restore confidence amid political and economic turmoil sparked by a corruption probe last month

Erdogan Still Cares About The EU. But How Long Will Obama Keep Silence?


Following his visit to Brussels, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan agreed “to freeze” the controversial bill that would virtually end separation of powers in Turkey

EU officials disturbed, convinced about ?parallel state?: PM Erdoğan


PM Erdoğan hopes he has now convinced European officials about the existence of a ?’parallel structure’


What does Erdoğan?s ?reassurance? to the EU mean?


The first thing to be said about Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan?s talks in Brussels on Tuesday is that it was good to see no tension emerge from the meetings.

Syria warring sides not in same room for start of talks: UN


UN mediator Brahimi will first meet with the Syrian government delegation and then the opposition as the process is being ‘shaped at the moment,’ a UN spokeperson says

MAIN FOCUS: Little hope for Syria peace conference | 22/01/2014


After three years of civil war in Syria, peace talks began today, Wednesday, inMontreux. For the first time representatives of the government and opposition are meeting for direct negotiations. The conference is overshadowed by new allegations of torture against Assad’s regime. Commentators hold out little hope for the conference and call on the EU to take in more refugees from Syria.


Central Asia?s Place in Turkey?s Foreign Policy


Analysis (ISPI) No. 225, December 2013 Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale (ISPI) Carlo Frappi * Ankara?s Central Asian policy offers a privileged perspective for analyzing the evolution of Turkey?s post-bipolar foreign policy. A key element for Turkey?s attempt to re-launch the country?s value and significance for Euro-Atlantic interlocutors after the Cold War, Central


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