Turkey’s foreign policy: PM Erdoğan?s advisor suggests “Turkey does not need Europe and its extensions”…

Turkey does not need Europe and its extensions, PM Erdoğan?s advisor suggests

Hurriyet Daily News

Turkey does not need Europe and its ‘material-moral extensions,’ PM Erdoğan?s top adviser, Yiğit Bulut, said


Turkey, US dismiss Seymour Hersh report

Hurriyet Daily News

Deputy Prime Minister Bülent Arınç has dismissed an article by Seymour Hersh, which claimed that Turkey staged a gas attack to provoke a U.S. war with Syria. Earlier, U.S. officials denied the claims

Turkey losing faith in the European dream


Deutsche Welle (Germany) 07.04.2014 Senada Sokollu Caught up in mounting internal conflicts, Turkey is gradually losing interest in its EU accession candidacy. Many Turks feel disillusioned, including the secular, pro-European elite. For the last year, Turkey has been dogged by one of the worst domestic political crises in its history. It started with the countrywide


Turkey Turns Its Back on the E.U.


International New York Times (USA) Friday, April 4, 2014, p. 2 By Alan Cowell, London At the height of the Cold War, Turkey?s great landmass cemented its place in the Western alliance, its huge conscript army deployed across the sweeping expanse of Anatolia to safeguard NATO?s southeastern flank. Even now, with crisis just across the

Turkey?s choice: EU or Putin norms


Today?s Zaman (Turkey) Monday, April 7, 2014, p. 15 Şahin Alpay Turkey, during the first two terms of the Justice and Development Party (AKP) in power, managed to leave behind the military-bureaucratic tutelage over democracy, if not constitutionally then in practice. The main struggle for Turkey in the third term of AKP power is to

Turquie : les coups de menton de M. Erdogan


Le Monde (France) A la Une, lundi 7 avril 2014, p. 1 Éditorial La vengeance plutôt que la main tendue, l?intolérance plutôt que le compromis avec l?adversaire. Vainqueur des récentes élections municipales, le premier ministre turc, Tayyip Recep Erdogan, n?a pas tardé à confirmer un tournant autoritaire de plus en plus inquiétant. C?est une mauvaise


Op-Ed: Echoes of Armenian Genocide as Turkey supports attacks on Kessab Special

Famous Turks have been accused of violating Article 301 by mentioning the Armenian Genocide, including author Orhan Pamuk. Pamuk is the
Central Asia-Caucasus Analyst, Vol. 16, No. 07, 02 April 2014, pages 19-22 Bi-Weekly Briefing ~ Central Asia-Caucasus Institute & Silk Road Studies Program By Mina Muradova The conflict between Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and the Islamic Hizmet movement?s leader Fethullah Gülen has spread to Azerbaijan. A scandal erupted in Turkey in December 2013,
GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali)  No. 15, April 2014, 6 p. by Bülent Aras * Turkish-Azerbaijani relations are currently taking shape based upon energy relations. This development is based on the two countries? priorities in foreign policy and regional politics, underpinned by the mutual political will to maintain relations at this level. This paper
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