U.K. Prime Minister Theresa May formally began Britain’s divorce from the European Union on March 29, saying there was “no turning back” from a decision pitching her country into the unknown and triggering years of fraught negotiations.
The 20th Eurasian Economic Summit, an Istanbul-based forum that is marking its 20th year, will address a wide range of regional issues, focusing on the challenges faced by the EU, efforts against terrorism, and migration, under the annual headline of “Humanity at Crossroads.”
Discussions on a new customs union, one of the few bright spots between Ankara and Brussels, appears to also be threatened by bilateral tension
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
Turkey’s drift from its commitment to the West and its institutions is becoming a widespread perception in Europe and the United States.
Category: MURAT YETKİN
All I’m going to do is list a number of recent developments reported in the Turkish media over the past couple of days. I’ll start with the most recent case demonstrating the state that Turkey is in:
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
Until a few years ago, when before the leftist Syriza emerged as a dominant political power in her country, Sia Anagnostopoulou was best known as a professor of contemporary history with an emphasis on late Ottoman Empire.
Bulgaria’s veteran political bruiser Boyko Borisov has begun efforts to form a lasting government and become prime minister for the third time following his election victory.
The head of the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) has said the bank does not expect Turkey’s strained ties with Europe to spill over to their economic relations, adding that Turkey will likely become the top recipient of the lender’s funds in 2017.
Relations between Turkey and European Union member states will “relatively normalize” after the completion of a series of elections in Europe, Prime Minister Binali Yıldırım said on March 27.
British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has said Turkey will continue to be an indispensable partner for the U.K. in the post-Brexit era, while expressing hope that Turkey and European countries will swiftly resolve difficulties in their relations
Along with banks that have signaled they will be moving jobs abroad, Brexit will probably see the European Banking Authority leave London -- and rival cities are jockeying to be its next host
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
As usual, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan was as blunt as possible in his statements on the prospect of Turkey’s relationship with the European Union, vowing some “surprises” after the April 16 referendum.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Martin McGuinness, who began as a terrorist and ended up as Deputy First Minister in Northern Ireland’s power-sharing government, died peacefully in hospital on Monday aged 66
Category: GÜVEN SAK
I was reading the results of a survey conducted in the province of Van around a week ago. Van is one of the easternmost provinces in Turkey, right on the border with Iran.
European Union leaders renewed their vows at a special summit in Rome on March 25, celebrating the troubled bloc’s 60th anniversary with a commitment to a common future without Britain
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on March 25 that Turkey may hold another referendum on whether to continue with EU accession talks, following the April 16 referendum to shift to an executive presidential system
Category: CANSU ÇAMLIBEL
Relations between Turkey and the West have never been easy since the fall of the Soviet Union, but they’ve got even worse after the so-called Arab Spring.
Eleven migrants drowned on March 24 after a boat carrying 22 sank off the Kuşadası-Davutlar area of the Aegean province of Aydın, Doğan News Agency has reported
The results of Turkey’s April 16 referendum on whether to replace the current parliamentary system with an executive presidency should be awaited before any comments are made on Turkey’s relations with the European Union, German Chancellor Angela Merkel has said.
Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union’s 60th birthday but needs the bloc’s backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labor reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of a Summit in Rome on March 24.
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