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Turkish and French defense industries sign deal 27 février 2014

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Anadolu Agency (Turkey) 27 February 2014

Ankara

Turkey’s Defense Industry Manufacturers Association has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with French Aerospace Industries Association to establish a long term bilateral relationship. (suite…)

A shift ahead for German-Turkish relations? 3 février 2014

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Deutsche Welle (Germany) 03.02.2014

Regina Mennig

Turkey’s crackdown on protesters and Germany’s plans for a revised dual citizenship scheme have put a strain on German-Turkish relations. But there is hope for finally turning this around, experts say. (suite…)

Turkey and Germany: Forging the next phase of strategic dialogue 3 février 2014

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) February 3, 2014, p. 7

Bülent Aras *

The burden of the future design of EU foreign policy seems to be shifting to Germany’s shoulders – whether it likes it or not. Germany’s foreign and security policies, its assets and capability to pursue these policies are likely to be more visible on the international stage at the eve of general reluctance to become involved in external issues in the EU. (suite…)

Turkey looks east for investment 22 janvier 2014

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Nikkei English News (Japan) Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Sinan Tavsan, Istanbul

Turkey is looking to Asia as exchanges of goods with its main trade and investment partner, the European Union, diminish. Asia seems to welcome Turkey’s return. Exports to the EU in 2003 constituted 58% of Turkey’s total, as the country enjoyed the fruits of customs union (suite…)

Roundup: Turkey, Iran gear up to boost bilateral ties 5 janvier 2014

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Xinhua – News Agency (China)

Sunday, January 5, 2014, Ankara

The exchange of high level visits between Turkey and Iran is expected to give further momentum on improving bilateral ties, with new joint-cabinet meeting being considered. (suite…)

The 2013 German Federal Elections: Key Determinants and Implications for German-Turkish Relations 19 novembre 2013

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IPC-Mercator Policy Brief, November, 2013

Ebru Turhan *

The 2013 federal elections have been the most unpredictable elections in Germany’s recent political history. Although Chancellor Angela Merkel’s victory did not come as a surprise, the elections certainly had some unanticipated outcomes (suite…)

From Rhetoric to Reality: Reframing U.S. Turkey Policy 24 octobre 2013

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The Bipartisan Policy Center’s (BPC) Turkey Initiative,October 2013, 66 p.
National Security Program ~ Foreign Policy Project

Ambassadors Morton I. Abramowitz and Eric S. Edelman, Co-Chairs

The Middle East remains a major foreign policy challenge for the United States, despite attempts to pivot away from it. A cooperative and strong Turkey could be an important partner in helping rebuild the Middle East. (suite…)

Strategic synergy for global security 5 septembre 2013

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China Daily, September 5, 2013, p. 8

By David Gosset *

Among the dynamics reshaping Eurasia, the transformation of relations between China and Turkey does not get the attention it deserves. Certainly from a Western perspective it is a geopolitical blind spot. (suite…)

Where is Turkey Headed? Gezi Park, Taksim Square, and the Future of the Turkish Model 31 juillet 2013

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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, July 31, 2013
Subcommittee on European Affairs

James F. Jeffrey *

When Barack Obama made his 2009 trip to Turkey, his first bilateral visit as president, he did not single out Turkey as a model per se. Rather, he made the point that Turkey « is not where East and West divide — this is where they come together. » (suite…)

New Middle East 24 juillet 2013

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The Indian Express, July 24, 2013, p. 13

C. Raja Mohan *

As the old order crumbles in the Middle East, the imperative of recalibrating India’s regional policy has been staring at Delhi for some time. (suite…)

Spain and Turkey: can relations further widen and deepen? 27 juin 2013

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Turkey Policy Brief Series (IPLITEPAV) 10th edition, 2013, 9 p.                   Français

by Eduard Soler i Lecha *

This policy brief evaluates Turkish foreign policy in the Middle East and North Africa in the wake of recent revolutionary events in the region. (suite…)

Turkey: Background and U.S. Relations 21 juin 2013

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CRS Report for Congress (USA) June 21, 2013, 52 p.

Jim Zanotti *

This report provides background information on Turkey and discusses possible policy options for Members of Congress and the Obama Administration. (suite…)

Closing the Nuclear Trapdoor in the U.S.-Turkey “Model” Partnership Opportunities for Civil Nuclear Cooperation 17 juin 2013

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Turkey Project Policy Paper (The Brookings Institution) June 17, 2013, 18 p.

Jessica C. Varnum *

In the first Turkey Project Policy Paper, Jessica Varnum examines the potential for nuclear cooperation between the United States and Turkey to enhance what President Obama has called a « model partnership. » (suite…)

A Partnership between Poland and Turkey: Filling the EU Gap? 21 mai 2013

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Bulletin PISM, No. 54 (507)  21 May 2013
The Polish Institute of International Affairs

Pinar Elman *

In 2014, on the 600th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations, Poland and Turkey are preparing to translate their good mutual relations into a deeper strategic partnership in areas of common long-term interest such as energy, defence and space. (suite…)

Needed: A Turkish-American Plan for Syria 16 mai 2013

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) 16 May 2013, p. 14

By Morton Abramowitz and Eric Edelman *

When U.S. President Barack Obama hosts Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan at the White House today, their talks about Syria will have a fresh urgency. (suite…)

Spring is in the Air? On the Thawing of Turkey-Israel Relations 3 avril 2013

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INSS Insight (Institute for National Securities Studies) No. 415, April 3, 2013

Gallia Lindenstrauss *

The Israeli apology to Turkey for operational errors during the takeover of the Mavi Marmara in May 2010 and the agreement between the sides to start a process of normalization in relations is a major development, long awaited in Israel, Turkey, and the United States. (suite…)

What Is So Special About Russian–Turkish Economic Relations 25 mars 2013

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Russian Analytical Digest (RAD), No.125, 25 March 2013, pages 5-10
Russia’s Relations with Turkey, Bulgaria and Romania

By Natalia Ulchenko *, Moscow

This article analyses contemporary Russian–Turkish economic relations. It considers the problems that the two sides are faced with, in spite of their steadily increasing bilateral trade volume and investment flows (suite…)

The Pivotal Relationship. German Doubts and the Turkish-EU Accession Process 14 mars 2013

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 7, 14 March 2013, 3 pages

by Gerald Knaus and Christian Altfuldisch *

Germany and Turkey have seen economic, cultural, and social ties grow ever closer throughout the 20th century. Given Germany’s position within the EU, and in particular on all issues related with EU enlargement, as well as its large Turkish diaspora (the largest in the world), it is the central actor when it comes to Turkey-EU relations. (suite…)

Davutoglu optimistic about future of bilateral relations with Greece 12 mars 2013

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Ekathimerini.com (Greece) Tuesday March 12, 2013

By Tom Ellis

Although accepting international law as the ‘backbone’ of any bid to tackle outstanding issues between Greece and Turkey, Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu stops short of endorsing the International Law of the Sea as a basis for a solution, opting instead for bilateral talks. (suite…)

Re-Betting on Turkey 8 février 2013

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Memorandum (The Brookings Institution) February 8, 2013

By Kemal Kirişci *

During his second term, President Obama has the opportunity to re-invested in the U.S.-Turkish relationship, focusing on a long-time U.S. ally. Kemal Kirişci wrote this memorandum to President Obama as part of Big Bets and Black Swans: A Presidential Briefing Book. (suite…)