Turkey’s foreign and justice ministers and its chief negotiator for European Union talks on Tuesday dispelled black clouds surrounding Turkey-EU negotiations and reaffirmed the government’s commitment to reforms and full membership despite political obstacles.
It is beneficial for Turkey to attune its foreign policy acts toward the West, just like musical instruments need tuning from time to time.
We are hopeful that Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu is correct, that Turkey can be a 'wise country, reuniting a torn world.'
A leaked U.S. diplomatic memo describes Iran's president as willing to accept a U.N.-backed deal for swapping nuclear fuel more than a year ago but facing a hard-line backlash at home.
With hate replaced by peace, borders will become transparent. Armenia and Turkey may become more friendly.
As Ankara readies to work with the Iraqi administration it tried to have unseated, officials have expressed confidence that Turkey will continue to play a role in Iraq.
Referring to Huntington’s description of Turkey, along with Russia and Mexico, as a 'torn country' in 1993, FM Davutoğlu says, 'We are not a torn country, we are a country in a torn world trying to unite the broken pieces.'
Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu repeated again at his last press conference of the year the same rhetoric he voiced ahead of a NATO summit last year.
The election year will likely see peripatetic Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu spend less time abroad as he campaigns for his party - and for a seat in Parliament.
The more Muslim-minded Turks are not only becoming more influential in their own country. They are also claiming a leading role in the affairs of their 'civilization'
It remains to be seen whether Ahmet Davutoğlu's policy of strategic depth will have any lasting effect or will be purely transitory.
Whether we can gloss over Turkey's problems and jump to some of the conclusions the foreign minister seems to be jumping to at this point in time is highly questionable.
A high-level Turkish diplomat’s attendance and participation in a Holocaust meeting in Israel this month is a good sign for Turkish-Israeli relations, according to experts. Turkish officials have downplayed the meeting, saying the decision to send a representative to the international meeting had more to do with Turkey’s stance on genocide than with trying to fix bilateral ties
Turkey's foreign minister said the country was set to become an influential and wise country whose principles, values and suggestions would be seriously taken into account in 2011.
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Monday ruled out making an apology to Turkey over an Israeli military raid on a Gaza-bound aid flotilla that killed eight Turks and one American of Turkish descent.
These are some of the major headlines and their summaries in Turkish press on December 28, 2010. The Hürriyet Daily News & Economic Review does not vouch for their accuracy.
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s press conference with a large group of journalist at the weekend lasted well over 3.5 hours.
Relations between Turkey and the Gulf Cooperation Council are deepening through an action plan in a number of different sectors.
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Turkey’s Foreign Minister, Ahmet Davutoğlu now speaks about acting between not just 'the East and the West,' but also 'the north and the south.'
If Turkey wants to raise its economy above its rate of birth and take its place among rich countries it needs to enrich and diversify its energy resources.
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