Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘On Extremism and Democracy in Europe’ by Cas Mudde (Routledge, 163 pages, £45)
German Chancellor Angela Merkel said “no miracles” were achieved on the Ukraine crisis on Oct. 20, but talks with the country’s leader and his Russian and French counterparts did lead to some progress on ending a deadlock in the peace process.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
“Just before the dawn is the deepest darkness,” said the leader of the Greek leftist party of Syriza, Alexis Tsipras, in his final speech on the closing day of his party’s second conference on Oct. 16.
Troops and aircraft from five countries are deployed in southern Turkey’s İncirlik Air Base, according to Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s cabinet approved the deployment of additional German troops to Turkey on Oct. 12 to help operate NATO surveillance aircraft as part of the U.S.-led fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Reuters cited government sources as saying.
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
“Brexit means more Germanification of the European Union, and you know that this is not good for us,” a Spanish participant told an Italian participant at a two-day conference I attended last week. One Dutch participant, on the other hand, underlined the lack of French leadership within the EU as a key concern for the Netherlands. Ironically, the event that brought them together was organized by a German think tank!
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has appealed against German prosecutors’ decision to drop an investigation into a TV comic who wrote a crude poem about him
My typical Sunday morning.
Alexander S. Neu, one of the German parliamentarians who recently visited German troops based at Turkey’s İncirlik air base after Ankara granted permission, has said he was disappointed to not be able to meet Turkish government officials during the trip
A German lawmaker, who was among the group of parliamentarians visiting German troops at the Turkish air base İncirlik after a ban was recently lifted, has said the visit paved the way for the German Parliament to vote to extend the deployment of nearly 240 German troops stationed at the base.
German MPs will visit İncirlik Air Base ahead of an expected decision to allow the deployment of drones in the anti-ISIL fight
German prosecutors have said they have dropped their investigation into a TV comic who wrote a crude poem about Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, citing insufficient evidence that he committed any crime
Syrian government forces and rebels fought battles north of Aleppo and in the city center on Sept. 30, a week into a Russian-backed offensive by the Syrian army to take the entire city, while the U.S. and Russia continued blaming each other over the situation in Syria
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan held a phone conversation with German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 29, in which the leaders mainly discussed the deteriorating situation around Syria’s biggest city, Aleppo
Category: SELİN NASİ
Former European Commissioner Frits Bolkestein once said Turkey was too big, too poor and too different to become a full member of the European Union.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Sept. 26 said the European Union needed to establish migrant deals with African countries such as Egypt and Tunisia along the lines of the agreement it already has with Turkey.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
The day after the G-20 Hangzhou Summit in China, I read an article in the Jakarta Post
Category: AHU ÖZYURT
Turkish troops have entered their fourth week in Syria.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s Christian Democratic Union (CDU) party suffered its second electoral blow in two weeks on Sept. 18, slumping to its lowest level since 1990 in a Berlin state vote that rejected her open-door refugee policy
The Turkish government will permit German lawmakers visit to the İncirlik Air Base in the southern province of Adana in October following a request from Berlin, Deputy Prime Minister Nurettin Canikli said Sept. 19
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