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Partners in need: Turkey, the European Union and the United States face the Arab Spring 7 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in EU / UE, Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie, Turkey-EU / Turquie-UE, USA / Etats-Unis.
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openDemocracy (UK) 7 March 2012

Nathalie Tocci *

The Arab spring has cast Turkey back into the western fold and away from alternative alliance patterns which seemed to be in the pipeline only a few years ago. Turkey won’t act in Syria without its western partners. Meanwhile it is the very incompleteness of the Turkish model which is of such interest to its neighbours. (suite…)

Political challenges facing the post-Arab Spring Middle East 7 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in Middle East / Moyen Orient, Religion, Turkey / Turquie.
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The Nation (Thailand) March 7, 2012, p. 12A

Imtiyaz Yusuf *

Today, there are two models of Muslim polities in the Middle East: one, the theocratic models of Iran and Saudi Arabia; and, two, the post-« Arab Spring » movement towards the formation of a civil state, as being sought in Tunisia, Egypt and other countries affected by the Arab Spring. (suite…)

Le côté méconnu de Chypre 7 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in South East Europe / Europe du Sud-Est.
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Métro Montréal (Canada) 7 mars 2012, p. 24

Kara Lewis

La plupart des gens qui se rendent à Chypre visitent la partie sud de l’île pour ses plages et sa vie nocturne. Pourtant, le nord a aussi beaucoup à offrir. (suite…)

L’Odyssée Turque d’Ahmet Polat 7 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in Art-Culture, Istanbul, Turkey / Turquie.
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Vogue.com, 7 mars 2012

Pierre Groppo

Ce garçon là traverse toutes les frontières. Né d’un père turc et d’une mère hollandaise, Ahmet Polat a grandi aux Pays-Bas, où il est devenu photographe. Lauréat du Prix de l’International Center for Photography (suite…)

Turkey: Connecting continents 7 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in Economy / Economie, Istanbul, Turkey / Turquie.
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Economic Update (Oxford Business Group)

7 Mar 2012

Istanbul’s public transport system is set to be radically overhauled by the addition of an underwater transit tunnel, new train stations and a possible third bridge over the Bosphorus. (suite…)