Turkey’s European Union Minister Ömer Çelik accused German Foreign Minister Sigmar Gabriel on Aug. 23 of “copying the far-right and racists” through his statements in the ongoing diplomatic row between Ankara and Berlin.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan expressed Ankara’s disturbance over Washington's support to the Syrian Kurdish People's Protection Units
Turkey received over $4.9 billion in net foreign direct investment (FDI) during the first half of 2017, with the European Union being the top investor again, Economy Ministry data released on Aug. 22 revealed.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
The executive board chairman of the Turkish Industry and Business Association (TÜSİAD), Erol Bilecik, has drawn attention to slackness in Turkey’s STEM (science, technology, engineering, mathematics) system.
The EU should change its Turkey strategy as it can longer “shrug” at Ankara’s behavior, European Commissioner for Enlargement Johannes Hahn told Süddeutsche Zeitung in an interview published late on Aug. 21.
Turkey and Serbia signed a trade agreement on agriculture on Aug. 22, the first since 2011.
Iran can resume high-level uranium enrichment within five days if the United States tears up the nuclear deal, the head of its Atomic Energy Organisation said Aug. 22.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Before departing for his visit to Jordan on Aug. 21, President Tayyip Erdoğan said Turkey and Iran could soon carry out joint military operations against “terrorist organizations” in Iraq.
Category: ERDAL SAĞLAM
After German Chancellor Angela Merkel said the customs union agreement would not be updated, almost every minister made statements last week saying Germany and the European Union were two separate things.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Turkey’s relations with the west are going through its most serious test in history
Turkey is the most dedicated country in the fight against the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL), Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım has said, adding that the Turkish Armed Forces (TSK) “neutralized” a total of 4,600 ISIL militants in Syria and Iraq.
Turkey still believes that an update of the Customs Union deal with the EU, from which the economies of all sides have benefited over the years, can be achieved, PM Binali Yıldırım has said
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Were federation prospects dead in Cyprus? Can it be claimed that whatever may be done the two people of the island cannot be geared towards creating a working and sustainable federal resolution?
Up until the last move by German Chancellor Angela Merkel, when she took steps to put a brake on Turkey’s already slowed down relations with the European Union, it was more possible to explain the escalation in Turkish-German tension with the German elections set to take place on Sept. 24.
Brexit minister David Davis called on the European Union on Aug. 20 to relax its position that the two sides must first make progress on a divorce settlement before moving on to discussing future relations.
As Germany struggles to absorb more than a million migrants from the Middle East and Africa, the government is hoping to avoid the mistakes it made half a century ago when it brought in a generation of guest workers from Turkey.
The knife attack in western Finland that left two people dead and seven others wounded is "a likely terror act," Finland’s intelligence agency said on Aug. 19
Category: GÜVEN SAK
“Not a day has passed in Turkey without a domestic security operation against an active ISIL cell,” a security expert noted the other day. “Just follow the news.” We had been talking about the Barcelona terror attack, but the conversation was coming back to Turkey very quickly.
Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on Aug. 18 that Ankara was not pushing for an update of the Customs Union amid an ongoing debate over recent remarks by German Chancellor Angela Merkel suggesting Berlin would not pursue an update of the agreement.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called on Turks in Germany to not vote for “enemies of Turkey,” claiming that the main reason for the recent crisis between Ankara and Berlin is the “race for votes” ahead of the general elections in Germany
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