Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Lausanne Treaty was signed on July 24, 1923, in order to ratify the peace between the occupying United Kingdom, France, Italy and Greece (together with their allies) and Turkey following the Turkish War of Independence, which also ended the sultanate regime of the Ottoman dynasty of nearly six centuries
The foreign minister of the Turkish Cypriot government has expressed his doubts that the ongoing Cyprus peace negotiations would yield a mutually acceptable result for both of the communities on the divided eastern Mediterranean island.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s suggestion that the Treaty of Lausanne, which largely gave Turkey its present borders instead of the rump state envisioned in the Treaty of Sèvres, was “presented as a victory” has drawn an angry reaction from the Republican People’s Party (CHP)
United Nations Special Advisor on Cyprus Espen Barth Eide, who has been guiding the peace negotiations between the Turkish Cypriot and Greek Cypriot presidents, has said that a peace deal on the divided was “closer than ever before,” however adding there were still actions to be taken.
Greece, Greek Cyprus and Israel said on Sept. 28 they would pursue ways of channeling east Mediterranean gas to Europe via a pipeline to Greece.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
After the (unsurprisingly not so successful) recent trilateral meeting in New York, we should ask whether the current process will be able to produce a resolution of the Cyprus problem before the end of this year
A total of 1,614 Syrian refugees from Turkey have been resettled in the EU since the implementation of a migrant deal between Turkey and the bloc, while a total of 578 migrants were returned to Turkey, the European Commission said in a report on Sept. 28.
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.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
The Catoni Group is a company which has been active in these lands in the maritime sector since 1846.
Turkey’s state-run Anadolu Agency launched its first global photo exhibition in the Austrian capital of Vienna on Sept. 27, displaying around 40 pictures covering key global events in 2015.
The Turkish and Greek Cypriot leaders were to come together on Sept. 26 with United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon at the U.N. headquarters in New York.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
“He should have been hanged in Syntagma Square, in Athens.
Catamarans owned by the ferry company of Turkey’s İzmir Metropolitan Municipality will start regular trips between the Alsancak Port and the Greek island of Lesbos in a bid to boost tourism in the Aegean Sea
Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades has rejected a calendar proposal demanded by Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı for the peace talks to end with a deal before the end of 2016, at a trilateral meeting with U.N. Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon over the weekend.
The two leaders on either side of Cyprus are set to meet United Nations Secretary-General Ban Ki-moon on Sept. 25 on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly, as part of efforts to solve the decades-long conflict on the divided Mediterranean island.
Category: FOLDED CORNER
FOLDED CORNER - ‘The Battle for Syria: International Rivalry in the New Middle East’ by Christopher Phillips (Yale University Press, $30, 320 pages)
Greek Prime Minister has reportedly assured Turkish President that anyone implicated in the July 15 failed coup attempt in Turkey was not welcome in his country, amid reports Athens has already rejected the asylum demands of a number of Turkish coup attempting soldiers who escaped to the neighboring country.
Will there finally be a Cyprus settlement?
Greece’s political asylum commission on Sept. 21 rejected the asylum application of three of the eight coup plotter soldiers
A boat carrying migrants capsized Wednesday off the coast of Egypt, killing at least 29 people and sparking an operation in which another 150 were rescued, officials said
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