While EU concerned about freedoms in Turkey, “Turkish intelligence helped ship arms to Syrian Islamist rebel areas….

Reuters.com – Humeyra Pamuk – May 21, 9:26 AM – ADANA, Turkey Turkey’s state intelligence agency helped deliver arms to parts of Syria under Islamist rebel control during late 2013 and early 2014, according to a prosecutor and court testimony from gendarmerie officers seen by Reuters.
The European Parliament’s rapporteur for Turkey, Kati Piri, has expressed concerns over the “independence of the judiciary, freedom of expression and the freedom of press” in Turkey, adding “shutting Turkey’s door to the European Union is not what the parliament wants”
The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) May 13, 2015, p. 6 By Matthew Dalton and Emre Peker Brussels – The European Union and Turkey agreed to expand their decades-old customs union, binding their economies closer even as Turkey’s long-standing bid to become an EU member remains in limbo. The move comes as Brussels and Ankara […]
The governor of Turkey’s southeastern province Şanlıurfa said he would not allow a group, who was allegedly planning a demonstration against Syrians in their town, to pursue the march
The European Union and Turkey have agreed to upgrade their decades-old Customs Union, bringing the economies of the two closer together even as Turkey’s bid to become an EU member remains in deep freeze
Le Temps (Suisse) jeudi 21 mai 2015, p. 10 Mohammad-Reza Djalili * De nombreux observateurs ont pris l’habitude de voir la crise au Moyen-Orient par l’opposition Iran-Arabie saoudite. Or le grand rival historique de la Perse est l’Empire ottoman. Entre ces pays, la rivalité est ancienne, l’entente possible, selon les nécessités du moment. Depuis la […]
Eurasia Daily Monitor, Vol. 12, Issue 92, May 15, 2015 The Jamestown Foundation By Orhan Gafarli * Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan paid a formal visit to Iran on April 7, 2015. The trip was designed to try to repair bilateral relations after their severe breakdown linked to the crisis in Yemen. Indeed, the conservative […]

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