Category: MURAT YETKİN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 6 said the situation in Aleppo case was a “disgrace” for the West
It is a “disgrace” that the international community has been unable to alleviate the suffering in Syria’s besieged city of Aleppo, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Dec. 6, one day after Russia and China vetoed a U.N. Security Council resolution calling for a seven-day cease-fire in the city.
There are still things that all concerned parties can do to save relations between Turkey and the EU, which currently seem to be on a crash course heading to the wall.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Dec. 1 discussed negotiations between Ankara and Brussels on the migrant crisis, as well as the latest developments in the Cypriot peace process, Turkish presidential sources have stated.
The problematic relationship between Turkey and the European Union is heading toward a strategic impasse
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has told lawmakers in her conservative bloc that she does not expect the European Union to open negotiations on new policy areas with Turkey in its talks to join the bloc, a source told Reuters
Cyber attacks from Russia are now so common that Germany must learn to cope with them as part of daily life, Chancellor Angela Merkel said Nov. 29, after Europe’s top economy suffered its biggest hacking assault.
President Tayyip Erdoğan is still in a fury because of the European Parliament vote to stop negotiations with Turkey.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
It was not surprising to see President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan playing the migrant card against the European Union on Nov. 25. “Look, if you go further, the border gates will be opened. You should know that,” he said.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
The European Parliament has recommended to the European Commission a temporary freeze of accession negotiations with Turkey.
The European Union should not freeze Turkey’s negotiations to join the bloc, Germany’s Foreign Ministry said on Nov. 25, a day after members of the European Parliament voted in a non-binding motion in support of such a freeze
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s announcement on Nov. 20 that she intended to stand for a fourth term as chancellor in the forthcoming elections in September 2017 was welcomed many in Europe.
As an upcoming Nov. 24 European Parliament vote on the status of EU-Turkey talks heats up the debate on Turkey’s stalled accession to the 28-member bloc, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has backed continued dialogue while criticizing Ankara.
Relations between Ankara and Berlin have never been as bad as they are at present, according to Professor Faruk Şen, who says Turkey ‘mismanages’ its justified frustration with the German government
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Nov. 20 that she would seek a fourth term in elections next year to defend democratic principles in the face of looming threats at home and abroad
Some dictionaries translate the German word “schadenfreude” as “gloat,” but Germans say that does not quite give the exact meaning of the pleasure derived from the misfortune of others
U.S. President Barack Obama and European leaders pledged Nov. 18 to maintain NATO cooperation, and vowed to keep up sanctions against Russia, in their first meeting since the shock election of Donald Trump as the new U.S. president sparked fears of drastic policy shifts
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
The European Union was never sincere with Turkey. It is still a mystery why it recognized Turkey as a candidate for full membership in 1999, and endorsed the start of negotiations in 2005. It probably believed Turkey could never fulfill the requirements and so there was no risk of appeasing it.
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and his incoming vice president have now spoken to 29 foreign leaders and dignitaries, including Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Trump’s aides said Nov. 17.
Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan reiterated his long-standing demand for the release of Egypt’s former leader Mohamed Morsi after an Egyptian court overturned a death sentence against the ousted president and ordered re-trial.
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