Egypt and Cyprus vs. Turkey while ‘Turkey may suspend customs deal with EU’


Turkey may freeze its customs union deal with the EU if the planned trade deal between the US and EU does not cover all Customs Union members, including Turkey, says the European Union Minister
Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has accused Turkey of “provocative actions” in the eastern Mediterranean while speaking at a joint news conference in Cairo with his Egyptian counterpart Abdel Fattah al-Sisi
The US consulate left the ‘Palazzo Corpi’ in 2001 in a bid to move to a more secure location following 9/11
Europe Report (International Crisis Group) N°234                                                   Türkçe Istanbul/Brussels, 6 November 2014 The peace process to end the 30-year-old insurgency of the Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK) against Turkey’s government is at a turning point. It will either collapse as the sides squander years of work, or it will accelerate

Race and racism in modern Turkey

Ninety years since the establishment of the Republic, in an ever more complex society, the limitations and contradictions of Turkish national identity are coming to the fore more and more.

Oil politics and the battle for Kobane

Decades of energy colonialism in the Middle East come face to face with a democratic challenge in Rojava (Syrian Kurdistan).

A member of the US armed forces by an Iraqi oilfield. Wikimedia commons.


‘Unrealistic’ for Turkey to send ground troops to Syria

Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu said Turkey could not be expected to take action on its own and said the world needed to focus on ousting Syrian President Bashar al-Assad as well as fighting the jihadists. “It’s not realistic to expect that Turkey

Hard National Security Choices

Islamic State advances on Syia border town despite air strikes


The Turkish people don’t look favorably upon the U.S., or any other country, really – Jacob Poushter – Oct 31, 3:20 AM – As U.S. and Western-led airstrikes continue to target Islamic State fighters for control of the Syrian-Turkish border town of Kobane, questions have been raised about the U.S. and Turkey’s 60-year alliance. But even prior to the Islamic State’s…


Turkey’s Arab Alawites and the Syrian conflict

open Democracy News Analysis – by William Eichler

Turkey’s Alawites do not face the same threats as the people of Syria and Iraq. Despite the porous nature of Turkey’s southern border, it is not about to collapse. But the Alawites of Hatay feel vulnerable.


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