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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…)

End of an empire 14 février 2015

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Financial Times (UK) February 14, 2015, p. 7

By Mark Mazower

Essay How the Ottoman decision to enter the first world war on the side of the Central Powers led to political collapse, immense bloodshed – and the birth of the modern Middle East. (suite…)

Turkey Treads a Positive Path 12 février 2015

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International New York Times (USA) Thursday, February 12, 2015

By M. Hakan Yavuz & Mujeeb R. Khan

For decades, Turkey was a dutiful ally that mostly followed America’s lead. But since the Justice and Development Party’s re-election in 2007, it has asserted a more independent foreign policy in the Middle East, which often puts it at odds with Washington. (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, Iran ties built on compromise 30 janvier 2015

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The Daily Star (Lebanon) Friday, January 30, 2015, p. 7

Gareth Smyth *

A Turkish diplomat in Tehran once told me the ambassador’s residence had several centuries earlier been a dowry gift of a princess in a dynastic marriage linking the Ottomans and Safavids. (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…)

Flood of jihadi volunteers to Syria is ‘unstoppable’ 22 janvier 2015

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The Independent (UK) Thursday, January 22, 2015, p. 1

Patrick Cockburn

Turkish PM’s warning raises prospect that Isis will remain in control of most of its seized territory. (suite…)

TTIP’s Enlargement and the Case of Turkey 12 janvier 2015

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Turkey Papers (IPC & Wilson Center) January 2015

Kemal Kirişci *

The Global Europe Program is pleased to announce the launch of a new collaborative publication series between the Wilson Center and the Istanbul Policy Center: the IPC-Wilson Center Turkey Papers. (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…)

A call to aid refugees 4 janvier 2015

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Los Angeles Times (USA) January 4, 2015, p. A15

Editorial

The Turkish government recently began issuing identification cards to refugees from the more than 3-year-old civil war in neighboring Syria. It was a bureaucratic act that will make it easier for the displaced to receive some services, but that adds a worrisome sense of permanence to what should be a temporary status. (suite…)

James Barr : « La division du Moyen-Orient fut un calcul stratégique » 17 décembre 2014

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L’Express (France) no. 3311, mercredi 17 décembre 2014, p. 74-80

Propos recueillis par Christian Makarian

Son ouvrage est devenu un livre de chevet pour tous les spécialistes de la région. Dans A Line in the Sand– publié par Simon & Schuster en 2011 et pas encore traduit en français – l’essayiste et journaliste britannique James Barr réexamine les accords Sykes-Picot de 1916 (suite…)

Armenia’s Diaspora – its role and influence 14 décembre 2014

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FCO Research Analyst paper (Foreign & Commonwealth Office)

9 December 2014

Armenia has, in proportional terms, the largest Diaspora of any former Soviet state, much of it concentrated in Russia, the US and France. This has been a huge source of support for the Armenian state. (suite…)

U.S. can’t afford to lose a friend 13 décembre 2014

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Star Tribune (USA) Saturday, December 13, 2014, p. A7

By Ross Wilson *

Despite friction over Syria and ISIL, Turkey remains a key ally at a time when we need one. (suite…)

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…)

When will Turkey join the fight against Isil? 9 décembre 2014

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The Daily Telegraph (UK) Tuesday, December 9, 2014, p. 21

Shashank Joshi *

Western leaders will be asked to pay a high price for Ankara’s help in crushing the jihadists. (suite…)

If Rent-Seeking Stopped, Unemployment Will Double 28 novembre 2014

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BBC Monitoring European (UK)  November 26, 2014                                                 Türkçe

Text of report by website of Turkish liberal daily newspaper Taraf on 24 November

Interview with Prof. Ersin Kalaycioglu by Tunca Ogreten. Prof. Ersin Kalaycioglu [of Political Sciences at Sabanci University] said that the government was behaving like a bully of the region in terms of its foreign policy and warned the government. (suite…)

US Strategy against ISIS in Syria and Turkey’s Position 27 novembre 2014

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Review of Regional Affairs (ORSAM) No.17, November 2014                                  Türkçe

Oytun Orhan *

It is accepted by everyone that the success of the strategy against ISIS depends on an integrated approach that includes both Iraq and Syria. However, it can be seen that the US strategy does not include a concrete plan for Syria. (suite…)

Turkey, U.S. ease strains on Islamic State but differences remain 24 novembre 2014

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Reuters World General News (UK) Monday, November 24, 2014

By Nick Tattersall and Dasha Afanasieva, Istanbul

No agreement on use of Turkish bases, air space. Both sides agree Assad needs to go, differ on how. Iran negotiations seen as a complicating factor. (suite…)

Syria Conflict Strengthens Turkey-France Ties 10 novembre 2014

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Voice of America News (USA) Monday, November 10, 2014

Dorian Jones, Istanbul

With Turkey facing growing criticism from many of its Western allies, there is one nation it is developing closer ties with – France. Until recently, the two countries had endured a frosty relationship, but they are finding common ground over Syria. (suite…)