Turkey

EastMed gas: Paving the way for a new geopolitical era? – Deutsche Welle

Opening the newspapers in Cyprus these days, gas developments pop out as a priority issue. It is one of the most discussed topics in the media and by the local population. There are a number of reasons for this — on economic, political and security levels. On June 5, the Cypriot government said it has …

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Turkey and the EU: A Doomed Engagement – BESA Center

BESA Center Perspectives Paper No. 1,155, April 28, 2019 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY: The March 31 elections, which blended victory with defeat for Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, put a further brake on Turkey’s stalled membership talks with the EU. The Islamist strongman appears to be the willing political hostage of Turkey’s Grey Wolves. Two decades ago, …

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The time has come for a new EU strategy for Turkey – Turkish Minute

COOPERATION AND INTEGRATION, two carrots of the European Union, are considered influential and effective policy tools that enable the transformation of candidate and associated countries. In this context the EU contributes to peaceful coexistence in Europe and its neighboring regions and promotes economic and political stability, prosperity, democracy, human rights and the rule of law across Europe. …

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Enes Kanter to skip Knicks’ London trip out of fear he could be killed by Turkish spies – Washington Post

Center Enes Kanter recently informed the New York Knicks he will not be traveling with the team to London later this month to take on the Washington Wizards, and that his reasoning has nothing to do with injury or illness or an unwillingness to play. Kanter, who spent much of his childhood in Turkey and whose parents …

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Why I’m Sick of Turkey – Council on Foreign Relations

Washington continues to claim Ankara as “strategic partner.” Let’s stop pretending it is. I suspect that many Americans feel this way, about the bird and the country. Yet a small group of Washington foreign policy hands—at the State Department, at the Pentagon and in congressional offices—continue to make the case for Turkey as a “strategically …

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Why Erdogan’s so quiet about Turkish expansion in Africa – Al-Monitor

As the diplomatic tug-of-war between the United States and Turkey escalates, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is lining up new friends. In early August, Erdogan’s 100-day action plan identified new markets in China, Mexico, India and Russia. It did not mention Africa, despite the “African continent opening” Erdogan sought in the early 2000s. Frequent headlines in the mainstream media have …

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How President Erdogan Is Turning Turkey Into Putin’s Russia – The Globalist

Erdogan is driving out business people and the well-educated – the economic forces he needs to achieve his goal of transforming the country into a great power. As Turkey gears up for snap elections on June 24, the country’s president Recep Tayyip Erdogan, an avid soccer fan, is scoring an enormous own goal. How else …

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The EU and Turkey – What comes after the end of the road? – Ahval

The European Union held a series of meetings between Oct. 17 and 19 designed to set the tone for a radical shift in relations, as recommended by a growing number of politicians in EU Member States as well as the EU institutions. The Commission is tasked with presenting the Council with a roadmap aiming to …

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The Case of Senator Menendez and the Nature of Genocide Resolutions

the murky political career of Sen. Menendez and his alleged dealings, as well as his close ties with the Armenian and Greek lobbies, which allocate significant resources to their obsessive lobbying activities against Turkey, should provide an answer for those who seek to propagate that parliamentary resolutions on “Armenian genocide” in the U.S. and elsewhere are the confirmations of historical truth by impartial people for their moral and humanitarian concerns.

Germany tells Erdogan′s bodyguards to stay away from Hamburg G20 – Deutsche Welle

The German Foreign Ministry warned Turkish bodyguards involved in violent scuffles in Washington last month not to attend the G20 summit in July, German media reported on Sunday. Those warnings were then repeated to Bundestag members in closed-door meetings, respected national daily Die Welt reported. The Federal Criminal Police Office (BKA) said earlier that foreign powers did …

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Erdogan entourage’s history of violence – CNN

A little more than a year ago in the same city, journalists accused members of Erdogan’s security detail of man-handling them and cursing them at a speech the Turkish president gave at the Brookings Institution, a Washington think tank. Outside the event on March 31, 2016, DC police had to intervene to separate Erdogan supporters …

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Turkey’s referendum – Turkey is sliding into dictatorship – The Economist

Recep Tayyip Erdogan is carrying out the harshest crackdown in decades. The West must not abandon Turkey TURKEY matters not just for its size, but also as a bellwether of the political forces shaping the world. For centuries it was the seat of a great empire. Today, as a frontier state, it must cope with …

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