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The Uncertain Path of the New Turkey 6 mars 2015

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Report (Istituto per gli Studi di Politica Internazionale – ISPI) March 5, 2015

Edited by Valeria Talbot

After a turbulent year both on the domestic  and regional levels and on the eve of crucial  parliamentary elections, it seems that Turkey’s  ‘success story’ has waned. The Justice and  Development Party (AKP), led by Recep Tayyip  Erdogan, has been the main actor of this success  story. The ‘AKP era’ has witnessed profound  transformations in Turkey’s politics, society and  economy. (suite…)

TTIP and EU-Turkish Economic Relations: Deepening the Customs Union 4 mars 2015

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 21, March 2015

Kamil Yılmaz *

This policy brief focuses on the future of Turkish-EU economic relations in face of the initiation of US-EU negotiations on TTIP. Even though the Turkish government declared its willingness to be part of the negotiation process, Turkey’s best policy action at the moment is to negotiate a Free Trade Agreement with the US. (suite…)

Turks in Favour of Cooperating with the European Union 28 février 2015

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Public Opinion Surveys of Turkish Foreign Policy (EDAM)                                  Türkçe

2015/2

According to EDAM’s second public opinion survey in 2015, the Turkish public favors the European Union as the lead partner in order to have a stronger economy and foreign policy. (suite…)

Turkey under the AKP: A critical evaluation from the perspective of Turkey’s EU negotiations 28 février 2015

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FIIA Working Paper, No. 84, February 2015
The Finnish Institute of International Affairs (FIIA)

Toni Alaranta *

Turkish social science research has been steeped in interpretations according to which Turkey’s 20th century political history is marked by an uneven struggle between an « omnipotent Kemalist state” and a rather powerless society. (suite…)

Turkey and the Western Alliance: Uncomfortable Partnership 27 février 2015

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 26, 2015

Ilter Turan *

Relations between Turkey and its partners in the Atlantic Community are not what they used to be. The shifts in Turkish foreign policy emanate from three sources: the altered policy environment after the end of the Cold War, the ideological proclivities of the AKParty government, and the rhetoric that has characterized the pronouncements of Turkey’s leadership. (suite…)

Amid a tide of extremism, a mutual embrace that will protect both Turkey and Europe 23 février 2015

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Financial Times (USA Ed) February 23, 2015, p. 9

By Sinan Ulgen *

Will rising Islamophobia in Europe provide Turkey with its entry ticket to the EU? Recep Tayyip Erdogan seems to think so. And the president of Turkey may be right – but for the wrong reasons. (suite…)

Turkey as a member of the energy community 18 février 2015

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Daily Sabah (Turkey) February 17, 2015

by Janez Kopac * and Mehmet Ekinci **

EU-Turkey relations go back almost to the origins of European integration in the 1950s. Turkey first applied to join the European Economic Community as an associated member in 1959. (suite…)

Russia and Turkey – What does their partnership mean for the EU? 13 février 2015

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Policy Brief (European Policy Centre) 13 February 2015

Dimitar Bechev *

Russia and Turkey have, over the past two decades, developed a very constructive relationship across a wide variety of policy areas. Imperial rivals during much of the Cold War, both countries have since then found common interests in matters of energy, trade and even defence. (suite…)

EU-Turkey Visa Liberalization and Overcoming the “Fear of Turks”: The Security and Economic Dimensions 13 février 2015

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 13, 2015

By Kemal Kirisci & Sinan Ekim *

Ultimately, the decision to liberalize visas for Turkish nationals is supposed to be merit-based. However, there are concerns that the decision might become politicized. (suite…)

Does the barbarism have a logic? 6 février 2015

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The Washington Post (USA) February 6, 2015, p. A19

By Charles Krauthammer

Why did they do it? What did the Islamic State think it could possibly gain by burning alive a captured Jordanian pilot? (suite…)

Turkey And EU At Crossroads – Analysis 31 janvier 2015

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Eurasia Review, Saturday, January 31, 2015

By Nathalie Tocci *

Since the turn of the century, Turkey has been accepted as a candidate for European Union membership. But after the opening of accession negotiations in 2005, the momentum in Turkey’s EU accession process was lost. (suite…)

Time for Realism: The Need to Refocus Turkish-Western Cooperation 28 janvier 2015

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, January 28, 2015

Emiliano Alessandri *

While failures in areas ranging from democratization to foreign policy have taken place in Turkey, over the same period the European Union nearly collapsed and the Middle East plunged into chaos. (suite…)

Turquie. Quelle est la relation d’Ankara aux pays européens ? 27 janvier 2015

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France Culture (Radio France) 27 janvier 2015
Les Enjeux internationaux

par Thierry Garcin

Les autorités croient-elles encore à la possibilité d’une adhésion, même à long terme ? Pourquoi les dirigeants multiplient-ils les déclarations et les décisions les plus provocatrices (sur la femme, sur la liberté de la presse, sur les réseaux sociaux, etc.) ? (suite…)

Pierini: Turkish rule of law rolled back, away from EU standards 26 janvier 2015

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Today’s Zaman (Turkey) Monday, January 26, 2015, p. 6

Yonca Poyraz Doğan, Istanbul

As Turkey’s rule of law has been rolling back, there is also a discrepancy between what the leaders of Turkey say about their intentions for accession to the European Union and what the reality is, said this week’s guest for Monday Talk. (suite…)

Russia, Turkey and the Vision of Greater Europe 15 janvier 2015

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Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC) 12 january 2015

Igor Ivanov *

Russia and Turkey have many common features, predetermined by their respective histories, geographical locations and cultures. (suite…)

« Turkey cannot overlook world’s largest trade deal » 12 janvier 2015

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Today’s Zaman (Turkey) January 12, 2015 p. 7

Engin Hava, Istanbul

The government and Turkish NGOs must increase their efforts to include Turkey in a proposed free trade deal that is being negotiated between the US and the European Union (EU), and there are signals that are warming to such idea, the president of a top Turkish business association told Today’s Zaman over the weekend. (suite…)

« Turkey must stop following foreign policy of the street » 5 janvier 2015

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) Monday, January 5, 2015, p. 4

Barçın Yinanç, Istanbul

Conducting foreign policy is not a matter to be decided by the street, according to former Ambassador Volkan Vural. The ruling Justice and Development Party may have received 50 percent of the vote, but it has been hampered by pursuing foreign policy goals as if it also has the support of half the world, he says. (suite…)

La Russie et la Turquie face au piège de l’isolationnisme 5 janvier 2015

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Les Echos (France) no. 21848, lundi 5 janvier 2015, p. 12

Dominique Moïsi *

La dérive autoritaire de Poutine et d’Erdogan entraîne leurs pays respectifs dans une spirale dangereuse. S’ils rêvent de retrouver leur grandeur en s’opposant à l’Europe, ni l’un ni l’autre n’ont les moyens de leurs ambitions. (suite…)

Turkey’s Visa Free Travel Process with the EU: Trap or Gift? 20 décembre 2014

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, December 19, 2014

Diba Nigar Göksel *

The prospect of Turkish citizens traveling to the EU without a visa in a few years stands out as one of the only viable short-term goals to mobilize around in Turkey’s EU integration track. (suite…)

Should the EU suspend Turkey’s accession negotiations? 17 décembre 2014

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Expert Comment (The Elcano Royal Institute) 69/2014, 17 December 2014
Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos

William Chislett *

The arrest of Turkish journalists, media executives and even the scriptwriter of a popular television series, ostensibly for ‘forming, leading and being a member of an armed terrorist organisation’, brought a swift rebuke from the European Commission and raised the question of whether Turkey’s EU painfully slow accession negotiations should be suspended. (suite…)