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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How Rational Is President Erdogan’s Policy against Cyprus and Greece: a Case Study – RIAC

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is a sui generis leader: on the one hand, he is recognized as a brilliant strategist; on the other, he manages to intimidate states, infuriate statesmen and stateswomen, and hence alienate himself and Turkey from numerous capitals and international organizations. His recent passionate statements, histrionically performed, are bellicose, offensive, and often …

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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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Tiny Islands Make for Big Tensions Between Greece and Turkey – New York Times

KASTELLORIZO, Greece — In the narrow Mediterranean strait between the easternmost islands of Greece and the shoreline of western Turkey, Kostas Raftis steered his fishing dinghy along the invisible maritime border dividing the two countries. Usually, this is a placid spot where Mr. Raftis fishes for red mullet and snapper. Now it is unexpectedly becoming …

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Painting of Turkey’s President Erdogan with a banana up his buttocks sparks anger at German art fair – South China Morning Post

Painting of Turkey’s President Erdogan with a banana up his buttocks sparks anger at German art fair A German artist complained Friday after a gallery took down his depiction of Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan with a banana in his buttocks. Thomas Baumgaertel’s provocative painting, Turkish dictator, sparked noisy complaints and protests at an art fair …

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The Biggest Sanctions-Evasion Scheme in Recent History – The Atlantic

And the swashbuckling gold trader at its center Yesterday, Turkish banker Mehmet Hakan Atilla was found guilty in a Manhattan courtroom for a range of financial crimes. His dramatic trial revealed that tens of billions in dollars and gold moved from Turkey to Iran through a complex network of businesses, banks, and front companies. The …

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The Unyielding Paranoia of Recep Tayyip Erdogan – The Atlantic

In a speech before the Turkish parliament on November 21, Erdogan referred to the raid on Aslan’s home as “one of the greatest traps in history.” He has suggested Gulen and his followers are influencing U.S. prosecutors in a plot against Turkish sovereignty—a message that plays well to supporters of his Justice and Development Party …

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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.