Category: MURAT YETKİN
In his first move for the new administrative structure in Turkey following the April 16 referendum to consolidate all executive power in presidential hands and allowing the president to lead a political party, President Tayyip Erdoğan made his move and changed some top positions in the ruling Justice and Development Party (AK Parti) on May 29.
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Brussels, the capital of the European Union, has been under the spotlight last week because of the NATO Heads of State meeting.
Category: DENİZ ZEYREK
It was May 7, 2004, and Justice and Development Party (AK Party) Justice Minister Cemil Çiçek was at the podium in parliament, saying: “These amendments are a milestone in the history of the Republic of Turkey. They will hopefully further institutionalize our democracy, and our rights and freedoms will reach a more advanced point with these amendments.”
Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on May 29.
Ankara reiterates its desire to put ties with the EU back on track, with Deputy PM Kurtulmuş saying maintaining dialogue is critical
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
For Greece, last week was a bad week. First, the government could not secure an agreement on a relief of its huge debt in a meeting with finance ministers of the Eurozone and the IMF on May 22.
Turkey and the European Union are set to focus on upgrading the Customs Union agreement and a migrant deal, according to an agreed 12-month road map on bilateral ties, with the first gathering to be held on June 13
Under pressure from allies, U.S. President Donald Trump backed a pledge to fight protectionism on May 27, but refused to endorse a global climate change accord, saying he needed more time to decide.
Ankara and Brussels will pursue a one-year calendar to chart the future course of Turkey’s EU accession bid, President Erdoğan says
Category: TAHA AKYOL
Without focusing on whether Turkey is European or Middle Eastern, can’t we view relations between Turkey and the European Union from the perspective of the law, diplomacy and the economy?
Category: VERDA ÖZER
You must have heard the phrase “back to the future.” Nothing else could better describe my feelings while following the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also attended.
There is just one good piece of news regarding Turkish foreign policy nowadays, but there are many bad ones that have stained the outlook on Turkey when evaluated from abroad.
US President Donald Trump intensifies his accusations that NATO allies are not spending enough on defense and said more attacks well take place unless the alliance did more to stop militants
The nightmare scenario did not happen. The ties between Turkey and the European Union were not severed as a result of President Tayyip Erdoğan’s discussions in Brussels on May 25 at the NATO summit there.
Asmiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on May 25 but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change
President Erdoğan meets leading members of the EU in an effort to restart Turkey’s accession bid to the bloc after a period of bad blood
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan’s discussions in Brussels on May 25 are likely to be one of the most important series of talks in the last few years regarding Turkey’s relations with the West – particularly Europe – because of their dual nature
Category: BARÇIN YİNANÇ
When the Justice and Development Party (AKP) came to power, the result took even its leadership by surprise. AKP leaders did not have the cadres to rule the country, as they were rather anti-establishment; they joined hands with the Gülenists
At least 34 migrants, most of them toddlers, drowned yesterday, as coastguard boats and other vessels tried to save hundreds of others packed into boats off the coast of Libya, rescuers said.
NATO allies should show more solidarity in the fight against global terror, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said, stressing that the alliance’s role in the anti-terror struggle will constitute one of most important items of the May 25 Summit in Brussels
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