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Turkey seeks to be model for Middle East, mediator, European club member, voice for Muslims 20 février 2011

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Associated Press (AP), February 20th, 2011

By Christopher Torchia, Istanbul

As Egypt erupted a few weeks ago, one fellow Muslim country insistently called for President Hosni Mubarak to respond to popular demands: Turkey. (suite…)

Turkey’s democracy evolving but concerns about high youth unemployment, economy 20 février 2011

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Associated Press (AP)

February 20th, 2011

Unlike people in many other countries of the Middle East, Turks actually like their government and their leaders. But they still don’t like the way their country is headed. (suite…)

La France perd du terrain en Turquie 20 février 2011

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Le Journal du Dimanche (France), Dimanche 20 Février 2011

Propos recueillis par Guillaume Perrier, à Istanbul

Farouche opposant de l’entrée de cet Etat dans l’Union européenne, Nicolas Sarkozy doit se rendre en Turquie vendredi prochain. Un séjour éclair de quelques heures dans la seule ville d’Ankara qui suscite la déception dans un pays en pleine croissance économique et à la position stratégique évidente. (suite…)

Egypt Isn’t Turkey 20 février 2011

Posted by Acturca in History / Histoire, Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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Newsweek (USA) February 20, 2011

by Norman Stone *

If history is any guide, there will not be an Atatürk in Cairo. A hundred years ago, Egyptians looked down on Turks: etrak bi itrak, ran the pun. “Turks are clods.” (suite…)