Among the topics covered by Turkish newspapers yesterday: The allegations against the foreign minister in a book and the minister's response to the claims; a youngster's determination to get over leukemia; the British decision on the European constitution; the statements made by the military on Turkish-U.S. ties; and Turkish businessmen's desire to help the government during accession talks with the European Union. Gül dismisses claims of being a Sabbataist:In an exclusive news report, Milliyet said professor Yalçın Küçük made bold claims about Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül and his wife Hayrünnisa in his book titled “Tekeliyet II.”Küçük drew attention to the fact th
US conservatives, especially the conservative think tanks, which have a tremendous influence on the Bush government, are very uncomfortable with the AKP’s recent policies and statements. The most asked questio in Washington right now is whether the AKP government can change its attitude. If the White House fails to receive the necessary assurances today or the AKP doesn’t change its stance in the next few months, the US administration will burn all the bridges.
Turkish columnists yesterday wrote about the blow dealt to the European Union after the no votes on the draft European constitution, and the summit meeting between the Turkish prime minister and the U.S. president in Washington. European federalism is dead:Milliyet's Taha Akyol said the “European United States” project is dead. “The European Union will head towards becoming a ‘national states union' on the basis of economics, and not a federal state.” Praising the “meaningful” photo on the cover of The Economist showing a well-known picture about the French Revolution, Akyol wrote, “Actually, the French killed federal Europe.” Explaining the rejection of the constitution
At the time of a French 'non' and a subsequent Dutch 'nee' to the proposed European Union constitution in separate referendums, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a very important rendezvous at the White House. As this column argued last week, once again and perhaps for one last time, Turkey’s five-decade-long Western ally will come to Turkey’s relief only to keep the unpredictable Turkey 'anchored at a Western bay.'
Main opposition Republican People’s Party leader Deniz Baykal warned about the re-emergence of terrorism in Turkey.
Many of the disputes in Turkey’s relations with the United States stem from misunderstandings, and the leaders of the two countries will try to clear them up when they meet today at the White
Deputy Prime Minister Abdullatif Şener said on Tuesday that secularism was a concept that reflected the common stance, unity and integrity of the nation, noting that the ruling Justice and
Greek Cypriots on Tuesday held out for improvements to a U.N. reunification plan amid efforts by a senior U.N. aide sounding out prospects for new Cyprus talks. The future of
Washington pushes Turkey to help democracy take root in its periphery as it seeks to map out a shared strategic vision to save the battered alliance
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan in an interview with CNN's Wolf Blitzer said, " Nobody should use Turkey as a domestic political tool." The Turkish PM will visit with US President George W. Bush on Wednesday spoke about Turkey and its hope to join the European Union amongst the controversy of the failed European Constitution. The Turkish PM talked at length about Turkey's hopes to join the union with optimism ahead of his meeting with US president Bush, saying that he believes that Turkey will one day realize full EU membership.
On his way to Washington, DC for meetings with US President George W. Bush, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan made remarks about the bills recently vetoed by President Ahmet Necdet Sezer, noting that there would be no changes made, and that they would be sent back to the Cankaya Presidential Palace once again.
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has characterized as "unfortunate" the fact the main opposition party in Turkey, the Republican People's (CHP) Party, is "opposing" the US. Responding to questions from reporters regarding the "anti-americanism" which is said to be making the US administration in Washington uncomfortable, PM Erdogan said "This is not the first time this has happened, but it is unfortunate that the main opposition party finds itself in this category."
As you read these lines, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan will be meeting with US President George W. Bush. For Turkey, meetings between a Turkish Prime Minister and a president of the US has always been an important thing. And it is no different this time!
In the wake of two key referendums hitting the European Union's further integration plans and weakening Turkey's chances to eventually join the bloc, US President George W. Bush is expected to
Among the topics covered by Turkish newspapers yesterday: The ninth president commenting on the prime minister's -- whose wife wears a headscarf -- chances of being elected president; the opposition leader saying Turkey is going for early elections; British support for Turkey's European Union dreams; the issues the prime minister is expected to discuss with the U.S. president during his visit i to the United States; and the remarks made by the prime minister with regard to imam-hatip schools. Demirel says there's a need for laws banning the headscarf:Ninth President Süleyman Demirel said Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's wife wearing a headscarf would
Foreign Minister Abdullah Gül said yesterday that improving strategic partnership in regional and international politics was important for Turkey, emphasizing that a shared commitment to democracy and free economy underpinned the Turkish-American alliance.
The government defends its Cyprus policy, says previous governments responsible for Greek Cypriot membership in EU
Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and President George W. Bush will meet here tomorrow. Turkish-US relations are in need of fine-tuning. White House is clear: 'Stop all your complaining. If you have no intention of cooperating with us, let us know. Stop your baffling policy shifts.'
'Turkish-US relations have importance not only for these two countries but also for establishing peace and security in a wider geography,' says President Sezer
Ukrainian President Yuschenko's visit will serve as a means to initiate a wide range of bilateral cooperation from security against international terrorism to the energy sector
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