EU/Turkey

ECHR asks Turkey to pay €15m to Greek Cypriots

Cyprus Mail  27 October 2010

THE EUROPEAN Court of Human Rights has asked Turkey to pay a total of €15,001,498 as pecuniary and non-pecuniary damages and a total of €160,375 for costs and expenses for 19 cases submitted by Greek

 

European Union without Turkey 'unimaginable,' says former Polish President

Hurriyet Daily News  25 October 2010

Former Polish President Lech Walesa said at a panel in Ankara on Friday that he thought Turkey is a crucial part of Europe. Walesa spoke at The Conference on Democratization, Rights, Freedoms and the

 

The battle between Islamists and secularists in Turkey

Economist 22 October 2010

TURKEY’S politics used to be as quirky and colourful as the country itself. Parties would be formed and as quickly disappear, politicians would suddenly be banned, coalitions of all shapes and sizes would be

 

Turkey: Veiled Threat

Tablet Magazine 22 October 2010
By Lee Smith

Some U.S. policymakers believe that Turkey is the future of Islamic democracy and that no political institution better exemplifies the desired hybrid of Western practice and religious values than the country’s

 

Is It Islamic or Islamist?

Newsweek 22 October 2010
By Hayri Abaza and Soner Cagaptay

Now that even the tolerant, liberal Swedes have elected an anti-Islam party to their Parliament, it’s pretty clear that such controversies are mounting because both the left and the right are confused over

 

Turks Hack German Websites Following Merkel's Comments

Tundra Tabloids 20 October 2010

The recent remarks by CDO chancellor of Germany, Angela Merkel that Turks needs to intergrate into German society has brought the jihadis out in full force, with a number of CDU website being hacked and

 

Wulff urges Turkey to respect Christians

The Local.de  20 October 2010

German President Christian Wulff on Tuesday urged Turkey to respect the religious freedoms of Christian minorities and offered a conciliatory message to Turks living in Germany. Wulff made the appeal after

 

Germany rethinks multiculturalism

RT 20 October 2010

All immigrants in Germany should actively integrate into society, German president Christian Wulff said in an address to the Turkish parliament. He has arrived in Turkey on an official visit – the first of the German

 

Turkey's reach in Kosovo

International Analyst Network 19 October 2010
By Ioannis Michaletos

The Turkish foreign policy over the last few years has witnessed a dramatic shift, that promotes its "Ottoman legacy" and especially in the Balkan region, where it already influences a considerable segment

 

Senior Turkish Minister Calls Christians ‘Kuffar’

Un:dhimmi 18 October 2010

As if there weren’t enough evidence already, a Senior Minister lets slip what Turkey’s ruling class really thinks of non-Muslims: Members of the Christian community in Turkey have called on State

 

Merkel: "Multiculturalism Has Utterly Failed"

Family Security Matters 18 October 2010
By Adrian Morgan

This past weekend Angela Merkel, the German Chancellor, has caused a sensation by declaring that “Multiculturalism Has Utterly Failed.” She was speaking at the “Deutschland Assembly,” a meeting for the youth

 

Quietly, Turkey dismantles secularism

Reuters 18 October 2010
By Ece Toksabay and Ibon Villelabeitia

ISTANBUL - Freshman Busra Gungor won't have to wear a wig to cover her Islamic headscarf, as many pious relatives and friends did to avoid getting kicked off

 

German President to Visit Turkey

Novinite.com  18 October 2010

German President Christian Wulff is starting his five-day official visit to Turkey on Monday. Wulff's arrival to Ankara will be the first German head of state visit to Turkey in over 10

 

Istanbul University ordered to lift secular ban on headscarves

Vancouverite  18 October 2010
By Yehonathan Tommer

ISTANBUL – Turkey’s Higher Education Board earlier this month ordered Istanbul University, one of the country’s biggest, to prevent teachers expelling female students who flout a secular ban on wearing the

 

German Integration Debate 'Is Undoing Decades of Progress'

Spiegel Online 12 October 2010
By David Crossland

Germany's debate about the integration of Muslim immigrants is turning into a never-ending story that is deepening divisions and reversing decades of progress, media commentators say. Instead of trying to

 

Ethnic Turks Question Bulgarian FBI on Muslim Villages Hit

Novinite.com 12 October 2010

The Parliamentary group of the Bulgarian ethnic Turkish Party DPS is demanding a meeting with the leadership of DANS and the Chief Prosecutors' Office over their operations in southern Bulgaria

 

Turkish group demands apology from Seehofer

The Local.de 11 October 2010

Outraged Turkish groups and German politicians on Monday demanded an apology from Horst Seehofer after the conservative Bavarian state premier suggested over the weekend Germany put a stop to

 

EU won't accept Turkey because of racism

Jerusalem Post 11 October 2010

"I always felt Europe was more racist,” Chomsky tells Turkish newspaper; says Turkey has made human rights improvements. European racism is the main reason why Turkey will not be accepted into the EU, says

 

ECHR launches investigation into genocide-rejecting Turkish politician's claim ...

Panorama.am  11 October 2010

The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has launched the investigation into a claim Turkish “Workers’ Party” leader Dogu Perincek brought against Switzerland two years ago, Turkish NTV

 

Secularism in Turkey gradually being eroded

WSJ 08 October 2010
By Marc Champion

ISTANBUL—Turkey is quietly resolving an issue that has come to symbolize the country's bitter divisions and nearly toppled its government two years ago: Slowly, women are being allowed to wear

 
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