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Russia, Turkey pivot across Eurasia 9 décembre 2014

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Asia Times Online (Hong Kong) Dec 8, 2014

By Pepe Escobar *

The latest, spectacular « Exit South Stream, Enter Turk Stream » Pipelinistan gambit will be sending big geopolitical shockwaves all across Eurasia for quite some time. This is what the New Great Game in Eurasia is all about. (suite…)

‘Transit migrants turning into labor migrants in Turkey’ 8 décembre 2014

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) December 8, 2014, p. 4

Barçın Yinanç, Istanbul

Transit migrants are increasingly choosing to stay longer in Turkey and are therefore turning into labor migrants, according to Professor Ahmet İçduygu from Koç University, the head of a think tank on migration issues. ‘The Turkish economy is absorbing labor migrants,’ İçduygu tells the Hürriyet Daily News. (suite…)

Turkey, Greece to Tackle Energy Dispute 4 décembre 2014

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Voice of America News (USA) Thursday, December 4, 2014

Dorian Jones, Istanbul

Turkey’s prime minister is set to visit Greece on Friday as tensions swell among regional neighbors over energy deposits in the Mediterranean Sea. (suite…)

M. Poutine abandonne le gazoduc « South Stream » 3 décembre 2014

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Le Monde (France) mercredi 3 décembre 2014, p. 6

Marie Jégo

En visite à Ankara, le président russe veut renforcer la coopération énergétique avec la Turquie. (suite…)

Politics: Russia-Turkey-Partner 3 décembre 2014

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Itar-Tass (Russia)

Wednesday, December 3, 2014, Moscow

Russia considers Turkey a reliable partner capable of making independent decisions, the Russian Federation’s permanent representative to the European Union Vladimir Chizhov said Wednesday on Rossiya 24 TV channel. (suite…)

Cyprus partition: why it is suddenly on everyone’s lips 3 décembre 2014

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Financial Mirror (Cyprus) December 3-9, 2014, p. 6

By Fiona Mullen *

Three days after 24 April 2004, when the referendum on the Annan Plan was rejected by 76% of Greek Cypriots and accepted by 65% of Turkish Cypriots, I wrote the following in this newspaper about what might happen the next time (suite…)

Putin and Erdogan: Partnership of convenience? 2 décembre 2014

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Al Jazeera (Qatar) December 2, 2014

Dimitar Bechev *

Hard-nosed pragmatism continues to govern relations between Russia and Turkey. (suite…)

Anti-Corruption Reloaded: Assessment of Southeast Europe 25 novembre 2014

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SELDI Regional Assessment Report 2014                                                                     Türkçe
Southeast Europe Leadership for Development and Integrity (SELDI)

Dr. Ognian Shentov, Ruslan Stefanov, Boyko Todorov (Ed)

Corruption in Southeast Europe has been in the news, in the focus of public debate, and on the policy agenda of national and international institutions so often and for so long that its scrutiny hardly needs to be justified. (suite…)

Turkey in the Eurasian Energy Game 21 novembre 2014

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Policy Paper Series (GRF) No.1, November 2014
Global Relations Forum (GRF) Young Academics Program

Onur Çobanlı *

Turkey is a major natural gas consumer in Eurasia, and its demand is expected to grow rapidly in parallel with its economic performance. (suite…)

Roza sings the blues 5 novembre 2014

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The Guardian – G2 (UK) Wednesday, November 5, 2014, p. 18

Laura Barton

She danced, she sang, she hid resistance fighters – and her music ended up in Pulp Fiction. Laura Barton celebrates the rediscovery of Roza Eskenazi, the Greek firebrand who united an underclass. (suite…)

South East Europe Builds Resilience to Natural Hazards 27 octobre 2014

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World Meteorological Organization (WMO)                                                               Français

News, 27 October 2014

A new cross-border multi-hazard early warning system will be developed in the Western Balkans and Turkey to increase resilience to floods, landslides, droughts and heat-waves which often hit the region and to build on the lessons learnt from the devastating floods of May 2014. (suite…)

L’élargissement de l’UE: bataille perdue d’avance ou partie intégrante de l’ADN de l’Europe? 15 octobre 2014

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La Tribune (France) no. 5565, mercredi 15 octobre 2014, p. 28-30

Stefan Füle *

L’Union européenne a su accompagner les pays candidats à l’adhésion, en encourageant les réformes. par Stefan Füle, commissaire européen en charge de l’Élargissement. (suite…)

Pipeline to deliver water from Turkey 29 septembre 2014

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The Washington Times (USA) Monday, September 29, 2014, p. A10

By David R. Sands

Ambitious project offers political sway to Cyprus. It won’t carry any oil, but an ambitious pipeline project linking reservoirs in Turkey to the parched, isolated Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus could prove as politically charged as any project now underway in the region. (suite…)

Turkey’s New Regional Security Role: Implications for the United States 26 septembre 2014

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The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) September 2014, 202 pages
US Army War College Press

Richard Weitz *

Until a few years ago, the relationship between Washington and Ankara was perennially troubled and occasionally terrible. Turkey opposed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and complained that the Pentagon was allowing Iraqi Kurds too much autonomy, leading to deteriorating security along the Iraq-Turkish border. (suite…)

Can the EU Clean Politics in Enlargement Countries? Turkey in Comparison 24 septembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 14, September 2014

by Dimitar Bechev *

The fight against corruption is yet another fine example of the mismatch between EU expectations and capabilities. On the one hand, many regard the Union as capable of overhauling bad habits in member states and, to an even greater degree, in countries that have embarked on the accession journey. (suite…)

Greece and the energy geopolitics of the Eastern Mediterranean 18 septembre 2014

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LSE IDEAS – Strategic Updates, SU14.1., June 2014
London School of Economics and Political Science

Theodoros Tsakiris *

Energy cooperation that would alleviate EU gas dependence on Russian imports and (prospectively) Turkish transit could constitute such a core interest not only for Israel, Cyprus and Greece but for several leading EU member states with important interests in the Eastern Mediterranean, including Italy and more importantly France and Britain. (suite…)

Survivors of Cyprus massacres speak of the future 20 juillet 2014

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BBC News (UK) Sunday 20 July 2014                                                                            Türkçe

BBC Turkish’s Hüseyin Alkan reports.

Forty years ago, on 20 July 1974, Turkish troops landed on Cyprus, in response to a Greek-led coup on the island. Despite decades of negotiations, the Turkish and Greek communities continue to live separate lives. Now it’s time for scars to heal, some say. (suite…)

40 Years after the Intervention: Turkish Public Opinion on the Cyprus Dispute 19 juillet 2014

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Public Opinion Surveys of Turkish Foreign Policy (EDAM)                                      Türkçe

2014/3

EDAM’s ninth public opinion survey shows that 40 years after the intervention, the Turkish public is divided on how to resolve the Cyprus issue. (suite…)

Le rapprochement entre les deux Chypre peine à se concrétiser 27 juin 2014

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Les Echos (France) no. 21717, vendredi 27 juin 2014, p. 8

Virginie Robert

Engagées en février, les discussions en vue de créer une fédération sont heurtées. L’Union européenne et les Etats-Unis surveillent de près le processus. (suite…)

The Cyprus Peace Dividend Revisited: A Productivity and Sectoral Approach 27 juin 2014

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PCC Report (PRIO Cyprus Centre) 1/2014, 85 p.
Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)

Fiona Mullen, Alexander Apostolides & Mustafa Besim *

The Cyprus Peace Dividend Revisited is a new effort to quantify the value of a solution of the Cyprus problem: to the economy as a whole, to different sectors and to individuals. In so doing, it also updates the qualitative analysis and advances earlier efforts, by exploring new approaches and linking these to the existing economic literature on the topic. (suite…)