European Union Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır has sent letters to senior European Parliament figures, urging them to consider proposals to amend an upcoming report on Turkey, warning that Ankara has “sensitivities over three topics in particular.”
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
It is customary for Turkish governments to keep the bar high, endorse a maximalist position and spend unnecessary political capital by asking for the impossible ahead of a negotiation.
British would face a "clamour" for a new Scottish independence referendum if it votes to leave the EU, Scottish First Minister Nicola Sturgeon warned June 2
Detailed information concerning the Turkish Stream gas pipeline, the latest project to carry Russian gas to Turkey via the Black Sea before it finally reaches Europe, has been presented at the 26th World Gas Conference in Paris
Greece’s creditors are close to finishing a draft agreement to put to the leftist government in Athens, a source close to the talks said on June 2, injecting new momentum into long-running negotiations to release aid for the cash-strapped country
There is a common element among the winners of the recent elections in Europe from Greece to the latest ones in Poland and Spain: an aversion to EU rules.
Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras on May 31 attacked its creditors for insisting on what he described as absurd reforms which have only held up progress in negotiations for a deal aimed at preventing his country from defaulting.
France and Germany raised concerns on June 1 over a European Commission plan to redistribute migrants reaching Italy and Greece, saying it must take better account of efforts they have already taken to help asylum-seekers.
Georgia has threatened to revoke pro-Western former president Mikheil Saakashvili's citizenship after he was granted a Ukrainian passport and appointed as governor of the strategic Odessa region.
Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov on Monday dismissed the “absurdity” of EU complaints over a travel ban imposed by Moscow on 89 Europeans over the Ukraine crisis
The European Union hit out May 30 at a travel ban imposed by Russia on 89 European citizens -- many of whom are outspoken Kremlin critics -- calling it "totally arbitrary and unjustified".
The corpses of 17 migrants were brought ashore in Sicily aboard an Italian naval vessel on May 31 along with 454 survivors as efforts intensified to rescue people fleeing war and poverty in Africa and the Middle East.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
It is sad to see the deterioration of Turkey’s investment environment. I hear more and more that in order to do business in Turkey, you need to hire fewer lawyers and talk to more politicians. “It’s all about finding the right connections,” they say
Mahinur Özdemir, a Belgian deputy of Turkish origin, has been expelled from her party for refusing to call the 1915 killings of Ottoman Armenians as 'genocide'
British Prime Minister David Cameron prepared May 29 to lobby German Chancellor Angela Merkel for "flexible and imaginative" EU reforms, but faces an uphill battle against Franco-German plans for a more integrated eurozone.
The Finance and Advice for Women in Business Program, funded by the European Union, the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) and the Republic of Turkey, was introduced to local women-led businesses in the Central Anatolian city of Kayseri on May 28.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on May 29 pledged a "constructive" role as Britain pushed for EU reforms and said she would not rule out changing treaties of the 28-nation community
The debate on the issues pertaining to Syria and foreign terrorist fighters (FTFs) is like a medallion that has two sides.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
Do you know why Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan has continued to slam the New York Times ever since its recent editorial, accusing it of “interfering” in Turkish politics and using language like “Who do you think you are?” and “Know your place”?
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius said a British referendum on whether to leave the EU was "very risky", ahead of a visit by Prime Minister David Cameron to Paris on May 28
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