EU/Turkey

Turkey's Internet law needs to be reformed or abolished, says OSCE media freedom representative

OSZE Press release 19 January 2010

3,700 Internet sites are blocked in Turkey

VIENNA - Miklos Haraszti, the OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media, today asked the Turkish authorities to bring Turkey's internet law in line with OSCE commitments and other international standards on freedom of expression.

 

Erdogan arrives in Saudi Arabia

Today’s Zaman 19 January 2010

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdog(an arrived in Saudi Arabia's capital Riyadh on Monday after completing his talks ih the United Arab Emirates.

 

Israel, Turkey and Low Seats

Right Side News 19 January 2010
By George Friedman

Last week a small crisis with potentially serious implications blew up between Israel and Turkey. Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon summoned Turkish Ambassador to Israel Ahmet Oguz

 

Jewish news site attacked by Turkish-speaking hackers

Hurriyet Daily News 18 January 2010

The Web site of Britain's flagship Jewish newspaper has been attacked by Turkish-speaking hackers, its editor said Monday. The site of the London-based Jewish Chronicle, the world's oldest

 

Mumbai court acquits imam in terror case

Trading Markets 18 January 2010

In a major setback to Maharashtra's Anti-Terrorism Squad (ATS), a local court on Saturday acquitted Maulana Ghulam Yahya Baksh, the imam of the mosque at Haj House in Mumbai, of charges that he

 

Here comes EuroMed: 14 days left to protest!

By Henrik R Clausen 13 - 25 January 2010

EuroMed LogoThe Euro-Mediterranean Partnership, also known as EuroMed, has been pretty much under the radar for 15 years. When it caused some public discussion in 2007, it was renamed ”Union for the Mediterranean”, and quietly permitted to proceed. Not much was heard of it, but now EuropeNews has the scoop: It is being established now – and we have a window of merely 14 days to protest it.

 

Erdogan backs Iran's nuclear work, rejects arms

Press TV, Iran 14 January 2010

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan has thrown his weight behind Iran despite recent threats by Washington for new sanctions against Tehran. Speaking at the State University of Moscow on

 

Enlargement nominee backs Turkish EU membership

EUobserver.com 13 January 2010
By LEIGH PHILLIPS

Planting his flag firmly in the pro-Turkey camp, the European Commission's incoming enlargement and neighbourhood policy chief, the Czech Republic's Stefan Fuele, said Turkey could one day could

 

A 2010-2011 Strategy for the Networks of the Anna Lindh Foundation

Anna Lindh Foundation 6 January 2010

"There are thousands of local associations on both sides of the Mediterranean. Each one has its own character, its cultural identity, its expertise. What better way to start than by trading

 

The Crucified Patriarch

PoliGazette 05 January 2010
By Robert Ellis

The Ecumenical Patriarch of Constantinople, Bartholomew, who is the spiritual head of 300 million Orthodox Christians round the world, created a stir recently with an interview on CBS’s “60 Minutes”. According to the Patriarch Orthodox Christians are treated as second-class citizens in Turkey and sometimes he feels “crucified”.

 

Bulgaria puts price on Turkey's EU membership

EUobserver.com 4 January 2010

Bulgaria is threatening to block Turkey's application to join the European Union unless it pays out billions of euros in compensation for displaced people, in a case dating back to the days of the

 

Erdogan: EU Leaders Curb our Enthusiasm

Turkish Weekly 4 January 2010

Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave an interview to Kriter magazine where he made important statements about EU-Turkey relations, the Heybeliada Priest School, and contemporary Turkish foreign

 

The Eurabian Sea

Anna Racoon 4 January 2010

Whilst you were sleeping, Herman Sörgel’s nightmare vision of artificially solving all the major problems of European civilization by constructing an embankment at the Gibraltar Strait to create a

 

'We cannot breathe, the Patriarchate is dying,' says patriarch

Hürriyet 25 Dec 2009

Following criticism of his controversial statement to a U.S. television network describing his community’s problems, Greek Orthodox Patriarch Bartholomew says his comments were emphasized, but the serious problem of opening Halki seminary needs to be addressed.

 

Iran deals put Turkey at odds with NATO

WorldNetDaily 25 Dec 2009

Turkey has run afoul of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization and the United States as a result of its defense of Iran's nuclear program and recent agreements on multi-billion dollar projects with Tehran, according to a report from Joseph Farah's G2 Bulletin.

 

Turkey Ponders Legal Action Over Assyrian Genocide Memorial

THE Turkish government is considering legal action over a western Sydney council's decision to erect a statue commemorating the killing of Assyrians early last century. Turkish ambassador Oguz

 

The marginalisation of Turkish Kurds

France24 22 December 2009

Turkey struggles to deal with the marginalisation and radicalisation of its young Kurds. Ethnic tensions are rife, and clashes erupted between Kurdish groups and nationalist factions in the heart of

 

Prosecutor: Only Heterosexual Erotica Is Good For Turkey's 'Public Morality'

Queerty 22 December 2009

While Turkey's literary club is free to write about men and women getting it on with each other, stories about two women engaging in a little X-rated play goes too far. Which has one state prosecutor

 

Turkey foiled Iranian plots against Israelis and native Jews: update

Examiner.com 22 December 2009
By Richard Shulman

Western intelligence agencies tipped off Turkey, which foiled six Hizbullah plots against Israeli facilities in Turkey and Turkish Jews. The Turkish media reported that these plots were well

 

Turkey's 'Caferis' add voice to rights chorus

Hurriyet Daily News 22 December 2009
By SEVIM SONGÜN

Turkey's Shiite minority community is following in the footsteps of the Circassians as it prepares to tell the government that it also wants equal rights. This Saturday, the Caferis will celebrate

 
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