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.
By Henrik R Clausen 13 - 25 January 2010
The 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.
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”.
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.
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.