For the beheaded teacher in France, Turkish presidency and foreign ministry issued a condolence 10 DAYS LATER

To be fair, Turkey’s ambassador in France did it after a day but in observing the presidential “slam” rate, they were quite late in issuing condolence. They were more interested in talking about Islamophobia. Türkiye, başı kesilen Fransız öğretmen için ne zaman taziye diledi? In the meantime, some Syrian refugees in Turkey protested France. But … Read more

Erdoğan calls on Turks to boycott French goods but Turkish lira is so devalued that there may already be an involuntary boycott (!)

  Erdoğan calls on Turks to boycott French goods following war of words with Macron   France recalls envoy after Turkey scolds Macron over Muslims Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan called on Oct. 26 for Turks never to buy French goods and urged European Union leaders to halt French leader Emmanuel Macron’s “anti-Islam” agenda.

The new Foreign Policy style: Slamming… “Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns, slams more than 10 countries in September

Turkish Foreign Ministry condemns, slams more than 10 countries in September | Ahval The Turkish Foreign Ministry has cited at least 11 countries and two entities in a negative manner… Turkish and Greek women unite for peace call amid strained relations between Ankara, Athens   350 women, primarily academics, intellectuals and actors, have signed a petition calling … Read more

A FP roundup: “Israel, Turkey in first defense deal since ties frozen

Israel, Turkey in first defense deal since ties frozen: sources from Yahoo news ANKARA (Reuters) – An Israeli firm has supplied Turkey with military equipment in the first such reported deal since the two nations froze ties over the 2010 killing of nine Turks aboard a Gaza-bound aid ship, Turkish government sources said on Monday. … Read more

After Sarkozy, “France breaks Turkey?s EU deadlock” A FP roundup…

Turkey and Europe from – World, Europe This is a chance for the EU to revitalise relations with a country where Islam and democracy cohabit. Both sides would benefit from reviving talks France breaks Turkey?s EU deadlock from – World, Europe Laurent Fabius tells his Turkish counterpart Paris has agreed to resume accession … Read more

While signs of focus to Shanghai Five, France “vows to rekindle Turkey?s frozen EU bid

Turkey, France to launch new talks to clear Ankara?s EU path from Hurriyet Daily News With Ireland having taken over the European Union term presidency on Jan. 1, a visible increase in contacts.. France vows to rekindle Turkey?s frozen EU bid from Hurriyet Daily News Turkey may soon come in from the cold in terms … Read more

As an expert in uncovering state terrorism cases Turkey now states Syria “a terrorist state”, before it was Israel…

  Turkey Warns Syria Is ‘A Terrorist State’ from Yahoo news Turkey’s prime minister has said neighbouring Syria is a “terrorist state” that is massacring its own people, just hours after the new UN-Arab League envoy to the country called the death toll in the uprising “staggering”. A roundup: Turkey protests ?genocide? move in France, … Read more

FP roundup: More critics of Erdoğan’s policies.. Turkey calls for Syria safe zones, nobody at U.N. Security Council gives a frack….

Turkey calls for Syria safe zones, U.N. Security Council remains unmoved from Yahoo news Turkey tells Security Council members they will “become accomplices to the crime” if they don’t act against Assad, but Council not “there yet” Turkish politics: Erdogan?s counterproductive ambition | The Economist by Turkish Digest Erdogan?s counterproductive ambition Recep Tayyip Erdogan is … Read more

FM Davutoğlu insists that the Captured Turkish journalist is a really a journalist… a FP roundup…

FM Davutoğlu Defends Prohibition of Entry into Syrian Rebel Camp from Bianet :: English After security forces denied opposition deputies access into the Apaydın Camp that hosts fighters of the Free Syrian Army (FSA) in the southern border province of Hatay, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu issued a statement defending the status of the camp … Read more

Turkey’s FP roundup: technical iran nuke talks, syria vs. turkey and probably a new crisis to happen between Turkey and France…

Hollande pushes new law to criminalise denial of Armenian genocide – FRANCE – FRANCE 24 Technical Iran nuke talks start in Istanbul from Hurriyet Daily News The negotiations between Iran and the world powers are to continue today in Istanbul at the level of technical experts. Iran reserved on technical talks’ results in Istanbul Iran … Read more

Like in the old days, Turkey makes moves towards the EU, crisis over Cyprus, tension with ME neigbours.. A FP roundup

Analysis: Turkey’s long wait to join EU club from BBC News | Europe | World Edition EU revives Turkish hopes of membership   Turkey slams ?shameful acts? against flag in Basra protests from Hurriyet Daily News Turkey has condemned Iraq after around 200 protesters demanding that Ankara extradite Iraq?s fugitive vice president burned the Turkish … Read more

“No chapters in Turkey-EU negotiations likely to be opened until 2013… A foreign policy roundup…

No chapters likely to be opened until 2013 from Hurriyet Daily News Despite the positive climate between Turkey and France following the French presidential elections, Ankara will likely have to wait until 2013 before it can speed up negotiations with the European Union, due to a tight calendar.   EU should give new dynamism to … Read more

Iran helps freeing the Turkish journalists, another symbolic blow to Turkey’s Mideast policies?

Freed Turkish journalists arrive from Iran from Hurriyet Daily News Two Turkish journalists who went missing while reporting on the uprising in Syria two months ago ************** France: a chance to restart from Today’s Zaman, your gateway to Turkish daily news :: Columnists by BERİL DEDEOĞLU The presidential elections in France were closely monitored in … Read more

Cengiz Aktar: Sarkozi sonrası Fransa-Türkiye ilişkileri

Sarkozi sonrası Fransa-Türkiye ilişkileri   Sabık cumhurbaşkanı Sarkozi 1958?de kurulan Beşinci Fransız Cumhuriyeti?nin en sevilmeyen yöneticisiydi. Bu minvalden bakınca kat?iyen sosyalist olmayan yüzbin belki milyonla ölçülecek seçmenin oyunu alamamasının ardında bu nefret var. Bu nefretin ise pek çok nedeni var.  Küstah, kırıcı, mağrur, alaycı, önüne gelene ayar veren kişiliği ve son derece kişiselleşmiş yönetim tarzının yanında … Read more

Ankara hopeful with Hollande but will Hollande be all right with Turkish leaders’ aggressive attitude?

Sarko No More from Mavi Boncuk by M.A.M Mavi Boncuk | EU Watch on Sarkozy Loss… Election Hollande: Ankara espère améliorer ses relations avec Paris by Acturca Agence France Presse Lundi 7 mai 2012, Istanbul Ankara espère améliorer ses relations avec Paris avec le départ du pouvoir de Nicolas Sarkozy, figure impopulaire en Turquie et … Read more