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Report aftermath

In Turkey in Europe on October 14, 2009 at 22:48

Turkey-Armenia game ended with Turkey’s win.  After the historic deal, the game did not attract the same attention as far as I could observe. Turks are sad because they are eliminated in the World Cup qualifiers. From the Armenian side, Onnik Krikornian has been doing a great job. Even the EU’s progress report was not particularly good for sensational headlines, calm and expected critiques included in the report, many stated.

Turkey's Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan pauses during a meeting ...

Turkey’s Prime Minister Tayyip Erdogan pauses during a meeting in Ankara October 14, 2009. An agreement signed by Turkey and Armenia on Saturday, which would reopen the border and restore ties poisoned by a century of hostility, could help stabilise the south Caucasus with its vulnerable energy corridor and ease Armenia’s geographical isolation. Both parliaments must approve it. But it is resisted by nationalists in both countries as well as Turkish ally and oil and gas producer Azerbaijan.REUTERS/Umit Bektas Read the rest of this entry »

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TURKEY 2009 PROGRESS REPORT

In Turkey and Armenians, Turkey and Kurds, Turkey in Europe, Turkish foreign policy, Turkish military on October 14, 2009 at 16:34

COMMISSION STAFF WORKING DOCUMENT

TURKEY 2009 PROGRESS REPORT

accompanying the
COMMUNICATION FROM THE COMMISSION
TO THE EUROPEAN PARLIAMENT AND THE COUNCIL
Enlargement Strategy and Main Challenges 2009-2010

And another roundup on Turkey’s foreign policy issues and its place in Europe: Read the rest of this entry »

“‘Privileged partnership’ is an insult”

In Turkey and Armenians, Turkey in Europe on October 8, 2009 at 22:34

EurActiv.com – Turkey’s chief negotiator: ‘Privileged partnership’ is an insult | EU – European Information on Enlargement

Posters are seen at a small demonstration organized by France's ...

Posters are seen at a small demonstration organized by France’s far-right National Front party to protest the lighting of the Eiffel Tower in the red and white colours of Turkey’s flag as part of the “Season of Turkey” events in Paris October 8, 2009. Poster at left reads, “Shame on the Partnership of France’s President Nicolas Sarkozy and Paris Mayor Bertrand Delanoe”. Poster at right reads, “With the National Front Party, Defend our National Colours” with the Eiffel Tower in the Blue, White, Red colours of France’s flag. REUTERS/Jacky Naegelen Read the rest of this entry »