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Joschka Fischer stated yesterday through El Pais that Turkey has neo-Ottoman policies because Merkel and Sarkozy froze Turkey’s EU membership process. Following many politicians and media, Mr Joschka Fischer is wrong. Turkey has no neo-Ottoman policies but a Zero problem with the neighbours policy. Is it so difficult to understand? Turkey doesn’t deepen its ties… » read more

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Click here to begin your journey to Yalın’s official web site. My favourite songs are these ones (I love a lot his album “Herşey sensin” which is in my opinon his best job) : 1/ “Ben bugün”: Track 1: Ah be kardeşim Track 4: Bit pazar Track 5: Nerden nereye Track 8: Ki sen Track… » read more

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Not only the brand new Greek Cypriot provocation (probably planned through the “Sarkozy-Merkel FM waves”) jeopardises the ongoing negotiations between the Turkish and Greek Cypriots, but also those between Turkey and the EU. I wish I suggested as a new post an exchange that I had last Thursday with Alister, who commented “Cyprus: a little… » read more

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Some news regarding Turkey XV

Wilczek: Turkish economic strength would strengthen EU – September 13th 2011 As the 600th anniversary of the beginning of Turkish and Polish diplomatic history draws near, Poland’s ambassador to Turkey, Marcin Wilczek, acknowledged that Turkey has complimented Europe for hundreds of years and boasts more similarities than differences with European countries and that their connection… » read more

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Cyprus: a little more salt?

I quote from EurActiv UK: A written statement issued by EU Enlargement and Neighbourhood Policy Commissioner Stefan Füle’s office last week read that “the Commission regrets any statements that are not conducive to the objective of peaceful settlement of border disputes” and recalled that “the Council of Ministers has repeatedly underlined the importance of progress… » read more

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Hélène Flautre stated last year that many politicians and governments of the European Union are jealous of Turkey’s role in its regions such as the Middle East and the Balkans. She is right, because several politicians (as well as several media) proved it again. They are also disturbed of a politically – and economically –… » read more

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Some news regarding Turkey XIV

Here’s a 14th adventure of the Turkish ship: Erdoğan’s Somalia visit, new beginning Somali prime minister Abdiweli Mohamed Ali said on monday that a new period began in Somalia after Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan’s visit. A delegation comprised of 179 people including experts of several Turkish institutions and ministries are visiting famine-stricken Somalia… » read more

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Gül, Medvedev take up a variety of issues President Abdullah Gül met Russian President Dmitri Medvedev in Russia. Turkish President began the meeting by expressing his sadness over the crash in Yaroslavl that killed 43 people. Turkey-Russia relations which were elevated to strategic partnership are on the leaders’ agenda. Extending the period of visa-free travel… » read more

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Martine Aubry est digne de devenir présidente de la France. Elle est très intelligente, compétente, honnête, sincère, agréable, sympathique, et ….crédible. Le dernier mais pas le moindre, elle sait parler le français, elle. Avec la France sous sa responsabilité, je serai en mesure de pouvoir respirer à nouveau. Jean Christophe Chanut, de La Tribune, a… » read more

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