Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Turkey’s impressive democratization process began in late 1999 after the European Union approved Ankara’s full membership candidacy to the bloc at the historic Helsinki Summit. As a diplomatic correspondent who has been covering the troubled relationship between Turkey and the EU for more than two decades, I had the chance to observe all phases and all dimensions of this bitter process
Category: MURAT YETKİN
The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) reintroduced a monitoring process for Turkey on April 25, citing “serious deterioration of the functioning of democratic institutions.”
Category: SEMİH İDİZ
Turkey has been saying for months that if the EU does not honor its commitment to lift the visa requirement for Turks, as agreed under the deal on illegal migration early last year, then it will default on its commitments under this deal
Category: ÜNAL ÇEVİKÖZ
2017 will probably be remembered as the “year of change” in the history of European politics.
Category: GİLA BENMAYOR
Even though April 23 National Sovereignty and Children’s Day is still the only children’s holiday in the world, it is not the same holiday of my childhood.
U.S. ride-hailing app Uber told Europe’s top court on April 24 that it was a digital service, not a transport service, and that a French law clearly targeted online taxi services, in its latest European legal battle with the taxi industry.
The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD), Actera – the leading private equity investor in Turkey – and Esas Holding – a venture capital firm established by the Sabancı family –are acquiring a majority stake in Korozo, the leading Turkish producer of flexible packaging, the EBRD said in a statement on April 25.
Global and regional business and policy leaders will come together at the eighth annual Atlantic Council Istanbul Summit on April 27-28 with the aim of developing ideas and action on the issues of energy, the economy and security.
Western partners of gas giant Gazprom agreed on April 24 to provide half the financing for the 9.5-billion euro ($10.32 billion) Nord Stream 2 pipeline, removing a big hurdle for a Russian plan to pump more gas to Europe.
The European Union executive urged EU governments on April 24 to consider changing its relationship with Turkey after a referendum that put Ankara’s stalled membership talks deeper into cold storage, with Enlargement Commissioner Johannes Hahn calling for a change of format in ties with Turkey.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
Does anyone remember the “zero problems with neighbors” slogan of the Ahmet Davutoğlu prime ministry in Turkey?
Turkey’s military spending decreased by 5.7 percent in 2016 compared to the previous year, according to a new Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (SIPRI) report on military expenditures.
Some 7.2 million children in Turkey lived in households suffering from severe material deprivation in 2015, a fresh report has revealed.
The top diplomats from Russia and the European Union struggled April 24 to overcome deep rifts that have plunged ties to a post-Cold War low despite calling for closer cooperation
A serious deterioration in democratic freedoms results in Turkey being placed under EU monitoring, leaving Ankara apoplectic at the slight
Pro-European centrist Emmanuel Macron and anti-immigration leader Marine Le Pen began a final duel for the French Presidency on April 24, after a first round of voting delivered a stunning blow to the traditional political class
More than 100,000 people visited the Istanbul Auto Show in three days after its official opening on April 20.
The Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) said yesterday one of its staff was killed after an observer mission patrol vehicle hit a landmine in rebel-held east Ukraine.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
Here’s how the French presidential election is going to work. This Sunday’s vote will pick the leading two candidates, who will then have another two weeks to campaign for the run-off vote
The Turkish government has embarked on yet another landmark tax reform by completely lifting the value-added tax on the sales of real estate to foreign real persons and legal entities in a spate of ambitious reform initiatives aimed at attracting more foreign direct investment to the country
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