Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Advocating Turkey’s membership of the European Union used to be a strategic vision of all past U.S. administrations - both Democratic and Republican – especially since late 1980s. The U.S. pushed the view that Turkey’s loyalty to the West during the Cold War needed to be rewarded with deeper European integration, taking on board some Atlanticists in high places in Europe in promoting this idea
Category: YUSUF KANLI
When in August 2013, in his capacity as chief foreign policy advisor to then prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, today’s Presidential Spokesman İbrahim Kalın tweeted: “It is wrong to claim ‘Turkey has been left alone in the Middle East.’
Category: MEHMET Y. YILMAZ
The third indictment written concerning the assassination of Turkish-Armenian journalist Hrant Dink on Jan. 19, 2007, has revealed horrendous facts.
Category: TAHA AKYOL
In our relations with Europe, are we rational and moderate or are we excessively sentimental? Maybe we should say epic/heroic instead of sentimental…
One of the best three options to carry Israel’s natural gas to Europe is the route from Turkey to Europe, which is possible within two to three years, the director general of the Israeli Energy Ministry said April 27.
Turkey’s tourism revenue regressed to $3.4 billion in the first quarter of the year with a 17.1 percent of year-on-year decrease, amid continuous decline in the number of foreign arrivals, data from the Turkish Statistics Institute (TÜİK) showed on April 28
Turkey should bring Booking.com back under any circumstances as the country needs to use all the latest instruments to raise its ranking among the most popular tourism destinations, Economy Minister Nihat Zeybekci has said.
The children of Turkish immigrants living in Germany are generally underachieving and have “low employment success” due to inadequate language knowledge, according to Professor Erol Esen, the director of the EU Research Center of Akdeniz University (AKVAM) in the southern province of Antalya.
Germany on April 28 urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey because the country is key to European interests.
Germany on April 28 urged fellow EU nations not to end membership talks with Turkey because the country is key to European interests
Category: MUSTAFA AYDIN
Situated in the middle of a crisis-prone neighborhood, Turkey can hardly ignore developments around itself for long. But that is exactly what has happened, as it has been focused on domestic politics since 2014 with a seemingly constant election cycle
The oath taken by women police cadets at the Police Training Center (POMEM) in the Central Anatolian province of Yozgat has been raised in a parliamentary question by main opposition Republican People’s Party (CHP) deputy Zeynep Altıok.
A “cemetery of the nameless” has been established near the coast in the western Turkish province of İzmir for Syrians who died while trying to cross over to Greece
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu will attend a European Union meeting in Malta on April 28
The relationship between the European Union and Turkey has been “severely hit” by actions taken by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and the Ankara government, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said on April 27.
NATO chief Jens Stoltenberg warned Turkey on April 27 that it must fully respect legal due process, as Ankara continues to make mass arrests after the July 2016 failed coup attempt.
Turkey’s hotel occupancy rates rose in March after months of decline thanks to a surge in the number of business meetings and the sharp rise in the number of Iranian tourists visiting Turkey during the Nevruz holiday.
European Union nations have agreed to help each other meet gas shortages in a severe crisis, officials said April 27 as they seek to depend less on Russia.
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey’s impressive democratization process began in late 1999 after the European Union approved Ankara’s full membership candidacy to the bloc at the historic Helsinki Summit. As a diplomatic correspondent who has been covering the troubled relationship between Turkey and the EU for more than two decades, I had the chance to observe all phases and all dimensions of this bitter process
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reintroduced a monitoring process for Turkey on April 25, citing “serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.”
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