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In my previous article published last saturday I partly dealt with the power of the Greek Church and its influence in politics. And last sunday ABhaber published an interview (in Turkish) with Anna Karamanou – a former Greek politician – who on the one hand called into question and criticised the Greek politicians (she said… » read more

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Another wave of success of THY: THY scores triple at world airline awards, including best in Europe 23.06.2011 – 14:30 Turkish Airlines (THY) yesterday was named the best airline in Europe as well as the winner in two other categories in the World Airline Awards by Skytrax, a London-based organization which researches quality in air… » read more

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According to ABhaber, the christian democrats are still making an anti-Turkey propaganda at the EU parliament. Though the European Union-Turkey negotiations already started. So it’s not credible and sensible to call into question Turkey’s European idendity and EU membership. The EU politicians (the christian democrats at the top) who are disgracefully sabotaging the EU-Turkey negotiations… » read more

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Several months ago a Turkish-Greek alliance in the Aegean sea was mentioned by a Turkish newspaper. According to that newspaper, Turkey and Greece may unite to search for oïl in the Aegean sea. Excellent news. I was very happy. But Yorgo Papandreou’s anti-peace statement about the Aegean sea (as well as the Cypriot issue) earlier… » read more

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Tony Barber, from the Financial times, wrote this article yesterday. Here are some extracts: Thanks to generous agricultural subsidies and regional aid funds granted by the European Union, which Greece joined in 1981, and the low interest rates of the eurozone, to which Greece was admitted in 2001, the nation’s living standards soared. The ruined… » read more

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Here is a 10th journey about Turkey: Turkey decides to boost cooperation Turkey decided on friday to boost cooperation and speed up coordination and consultations with regional and international partners regarding developments in the Middle East and North Africa. Turkey’s ambassadors to Middle Eastern and Northern African countries came together in Ankara under the chairmanship… » read more

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The EU book

This is my 100th post. When I discovered EurActiv and Blogactiv I was very captivated and enthusiastic, and became more optimsitic about the European Union. We the EU citizens – as well as all those in the world who are interested in the EU – are lucky. Well though the EU is shaken by economic… » read more

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This current article is the English version of my previous article that was published June 1st 2011. Nevertheless, I added one sentence about a mistake made by Tageszeitung that I should have introduced through the Turkish version. The article below of ABhaber explains the bankruptcy of Greece: Tageszeitung: Greece is a bankrupt country for evermore… » read more

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