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Here is a seventh wave of very interesting articles: EU report praises Turkey “Turkey’s 2010 budget figures announced by Finance Minister Mehmet Şimşek impressed the EU. Turkey has achieved “a much better than expected” budgetary performance in 2010, the European Commission has said in an economic report on candidate and potential candidate countries. The report… » read more

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The Turks might say “No”

I read a very interesting article written by Eric Ellis, from the Australian newspaper The Age. I fully agree with Eric Ellis. His article is one of the best that I have ever read. Although we are used to swimming in an endless ocean of prejudices towards Turkey, I’m very glad to see that we… » read more

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Avrupa Birliği Türkiye’ye karşı kesinlikle dürüst ve sadık bir müttefik değildir. Taahhütlerini yerine getirmiyor. Bu yüzden kredibilitesini kaybetti. Böylece, artık nasıl Türkiye AB’ye güvenebilir ki? Sezen Aksu’nun ‘Arka sokaklar’ şarkısına AB’ye çok uygun bir mesaj olarak bakabiliriz: “Doğrusu ben seni pek fazla tanımıyorum iç güdüsel olarak kendimi savunuyorum dolayısıyle bilemiyorum dolayısıyle bilemiyorum arka sokaklarda neler… » read more

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Turkey’s Datça cemetery: proof of tolerance I quote: A multi-confessional cemetery in Datça provides evidence that people of different religions can live and be buried together, a prominent resident of the southern town has said in response to a controversy over graves in nearby Bodrum. “In Datça [in the southwestern province of Muğla], locals, foreigners,… » read more

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Some observers of the Cypriot issue said on may 2010 that France and Germany are hiding themselves behind the Greek Cypriots in order to block Turkey’s European Union membership perspective (article in Turkish). Although Angela Merkel said that it was a mistake to have accepted the Greek Cypriots as members of the EU, she said… » read more

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Des observateurs du problème chypriote ont dit en mai 2010 que la France et l’Allemagne se cachent derrière les Chypriotes grecs afin de bloquer la perspective d’adhésion à l’Union Européenne de la Turquie (article en turc). Bien qu’Angela Merkel dit que ce fut une erreur d’avoir accepté les Chypriotes grecs en tant que membres de… » read more

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(Bu yazı fransızca ve ingilizce 25 ekim 2010’da yayınlanmış.). Ilk olarak, Avrupa Birliği’nden bir kaç hükümet Türkiye’nin AB üyeliği ile ilgili kesinlikle bir referandum organize etmek istiyorlar. Ama Lizbon antlaşması ile ilgili bir halk oylaması düzenlemek istememeleri açıklayıcıdır (sadece Irlanda bir tane düzenledi). Billur gibi: vantandaşları bu antlaşmaya karşı oy verebileceklerinden dolayı korkttular, bu yüzden… » read more

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Some news regarding Turkey V

Good afternoon, here is a fifth cocktail about Turkey: EU report ‘most positive so far,’ says Turkish minister I quote: “”When I read the report and compare it with the previous 12 reports, the way I interpret it is we don’t have to wait for another 13 years or 13 reports for full membership. Membership… » read more

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