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Turkey’s rising power disturbs France, says Ahmet Davutoğlu I quote: “Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu reacted to France’s stance on Armenia by saying that it is a complex before Turkey’s rising power. Criticizing Sarkozy, Davutoğlu said that the bill accepted in the French assembly does not have any principled aspect. Greek Cypriot sector’s EU term presidency… » read more

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Magnificent houses of God

A great pleasure for our retinas as well as an inestimable source of spiritual strength that can only inspire a deep respect: I respectfully wish a Merry Christmas to all my readers, friends and colleagues of Christian religion. Yours sincerely, Cem

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Turkey-Africa conference brings together 53 countries – December 17th 2011 Ministers attending the Turkey-Africa Partnership Ministerial Review Conference reviewed the future of the African continent on Friday, with Arab Spring on the north of Africa dominating the agenda. A final communique issued at the end of the Conference expressed support for the new government in… » read more

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Below an excellent analysis written by Mr Ozay Mehmet from Canada which was posted here last month. “Hello Gorgi, Cem, Cem’s careful analysis make a lot of common sense…unfortunately common sense is what has consistently been missing in EU discussions of Turkish membership. At the moment, with dark clouds surrounding EU over the euro/debt crisis,… » read more

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Mevlana Celaleddin-i Rumi

Rumi events end in Konya I quote: “Events held to mark the 738th Rumi Reunion Anniversary closed with Şeb-i Arus, or reunion night, on Dec. 17 in the Central Anatolian province of Konya. The evening ceremony began with a Sufi music concert by Ahmet Özhan and was followed by protocol speeches and whirling dervish dances… » read more

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Religion not an EU membership criteria – December 13th 2011 Turkey’s European Union Minister Egemen Bağış and Belgium’s former Foreign Minister Louis Michel wrote an opinion-editorial in EUobserver. They said: “The founding fathers of Europe were convinced that they had to define common interests and shared perspectives in order to overcome a culture of hatred… » read more

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Some news regarding Turkey XXI

Bağış seeks equality in EU accession – December 9th 2011 Turkey’s EU Minister Egemen Bağış points to the disparity in EU accession policies The European Union Minister Egemen Bağış, referring to Croatia having signed the accession agreement with the EU, has said that he wishes Turkey, just like Croatia, were faced with a negotiation framework… » read more

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I wish I suggested this great exchange that I had with Jan which dates back to last September (I should have done that with several former comments): “jan Comment by jan | 2011/09/25 at 02:01:27 Turkey should not join the EU at all because there is no benefit whatsoever towards Turkey other than lifting visa… » read more

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Selamlar, ABHaber’in yazısını tamamını okumak için buraya tıklayınız. Zafer Çağlayan’ın sözleri ile ilgili bu bölüm çok ilginç: AB bugün tüm işadamlarımıza vize işkencesi uyguluyor. İşadamın malı serbest dolaşırken, fuara gidip fuara adam gönderemiyor. İnsan hakları ihlali işleniyor. Vize almak için anasından doğduğu günden o güne kadar hayat hikayesini istiyor. Kimin ne hakkı var? Başarılı işadamlarına… » read more

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Native Americans to have direct trade with Turkey – November 18th 2011 The US House of Representatives Natural Resources Committee has ratified the bill allowing native Americans to do direct business with Turkey The bill was sent to the House of Representatives floor. The Turkish embassy in Washington, adding another step to the commercial rapprochment… » read more

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