Turkey and the European Union are set to focus on upgrading the Customs Union agreement and a migrant deal, according to an agreed 12-month road map on bilateral ties, with the first gathering to be held on June 13
The endorsement of a new road map could help reenergize Ankara-Brussels ties if Turkey softens its restrictions on fundamental freedoms, retired ambassador Ünal Çeviköz tells the Hürriyet Daily News, adding that issues of democracy will remain on the agenda if the EU does not opt for simply transactional relations with Turkey
Ankara reiterates its desire to put ties with the EU back on track, with Deputy PM Kurtulmuş saying maintaining dialogue is critical
Chancellor Angela Merkel believes firmly in strong German - U.S. relations and is simply being honest with the United States when she flags up policy differences with Washington, her spokesman said on May 29.
A French photojournalist detained by police in Turkey for nearly three weeks has ended a week-long hunger strike, press freedom body Reporters Without Borders (RSF) stated on May 27.
Turkey has voiced its concerns over the escalation of violence that took place in Libya’s capital Tripoli on May 26.
Ankara and Brussels will pursue a one-year calendar to chart the future course of Turkey’s EU accession bid, President Erdoğan says
Category: MURAT YETKİN
There is just one good piece of news regarding Turkish foreign policy nowadays, but there are many bad ones that have stained the outlook on Turkey when evaluated from abroad.
Category: VERDA ÖZER
You must have heard the phrase “back to the future.” Nothing else could better describe my feelings while following the NATO summit in Brussels on May 25, which President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan also attended.
Category: GÜVEN SAK
When I was in Kabul years ago, I was positively surprised to see a branch of the Agha Khan Foundation working on building a cellphone network.
The nightmare scenario did not happen. The ties between Turkey and the European Union were not severed as a result of President Tayyip Erdoğan’s discussions in Brussels on May 25 at the NATO summit there.
Turkey’s Foreign Ministry has rejected a resolution by senior U.S. lawmakers condemning a street brawl between protesters and Turkish security personnel outside the Turkish ambassador’s residence in Washington.
US President Donald Trump intensifies his accusations that NATO allies are not spending enough on defense and said more attacks well take place unless the alliance did more to stop militants
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan’s discussions in Brussels on May 25 are likely to be one of the most important series of talks in the last few years regarding Turkey’s relations with the West – particularly Europe – because of their dual nature
Senior U.S. lawmakers want the House of Representatives to formally condemn Turkish security forces’ violent response to a street protest in Washington during a recent visit by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan
President Erdoğan meets leading members of the EU in an effort to restart Turkey’s accession bid to the bloc after a period of bad blood
As probe deepens into the suicide bomb attack on a concert hall in Manchester, which claimed at least 22 lives, the UK is furious by repeated leaks of material shared with the US police
Asmiling Donald Trump offered European Union chiefs assurances on security in Brussels on May 25 but EU officials did not conceal lingering differences with the U.S. president over Russia, trade and climate change
NATO will join the US-led coalition fighting Islamic State of Iraq and the Levnat (ISIL), alliance chief Jens Stoltenberg said on May , before a summit with President Donald Trump
Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
Just three days after resuming the leadership of the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP), President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan will embark on a two-day trip to Brussels on May 24 and 25. While there he will hold key meetings at the NATO summit and with the two top leaders of the European Union.
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