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EU term presidency of half-state in Cyprus shows EU’s weakness – November 24th 2011 President Abdullah Gül gave clear messages to the European Union on Cyprus dispute in a speech he delivered at the British Parliament. Greek Cypriot side is blocking ways to find a solution, President Gül said, adding that the prospect of the… » read more

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Let us remember how Turkey’s president Mr Gül was received in France by Sarkozy. That was a shame. It was so low. For a few days Britain has been teaching a lesson to him and his party the UMP. Britain’s warm welcome towards Mr Gül is symbolic. No doubt that History will remember that. Gül… » read more

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Last Monday Turkish President Abdullah Gül stated through The Guardian: Relations with the EU are a strategic choice. It goes beyond political parties. It should be the same within the EU. In 2004 Germany (Mr Gerard Schröder) and France (Mr Jacques Chirac) strongly supported Turkey and its EU path and signed for the opening of… » read more

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EU commissioner skeptical of Turkey’s growth I wonder what Mr Karel De Gucht’s objective is. I didn’t expect such a subjective stance from an EU commissioner. Has he a complex? I quote: Although Turkey has made major progress in growth, its GDP per capita is still lower than the smallest EU member state, said EU… » read more

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No visa, no signature, says FM Davutoğlu – November 20th 2011 Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu said Saturday that Turkey knew the European Union (EU). ISTANBUL– Speaking at the Session of Ministers as part of the “World Turkish Entrepreneurs Congress” in Istanbul, Davutoğlu said that Turkey “was playing with the rules of the EU”. Davutoğlu… » read more

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The European Union is a space power and a serious rival of the United States of America high above our heads. But does the EU want to be a great power on the Earth too? The EU must stop blocking Turkey’s EU path if it wants to become an important political rival of the USA… » read more

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Some news regarding Turkey XIX

Azra is symbol of hope at UNESCO – October 28th 2011 Azra, a 2-week old baby rescued with her mother after the earthquake which has hit eastern Turkey on Sunday, has become the subject of UNESCO’s general conference in Paris. Director-General Irina Bokova talked about Azra at the beginning of her opening speech. “The survival… » read more

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Turkey commemorates great leader Atatürk State executives issued messages to commemorate Atatürk. In his message, President Gül said Atatürk not only saved the country with the War of Independence he pioneered, but also paved the way for the Turkish state to have their own state and to become a nation with a high self-confidence. Also,… » read more

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This article from The Independent was mentioned on ABHaber today: Less healthcare, but Greece is still buying guns Well Turkey will not attack Greece, but some circles in Greece (such as the so-called religious leaders) and in the EU point their finger at Turkey to justify Greece’s huge military purchases. That is ridiculous. Another propaganda… » read more

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