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Turkey’s Democratic Dilemma 22 mars 2012

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Foreign Affairs (USA) March 21, 2012
Letter from Istanbul

By Piotr Zalewski *

During a town hall meeting organized as part of Barack Obama’s 2009 visit to Istanbul, a Turkish student expressed his disappointment with the president’s inability to implement substantial changes to U.S. foreign policy. “Moving the ship of state is a slow process,” Obama explained. (suite…)

Turkey vs. Iran 22 mars 2012

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Foreign Affairs (USA) March 21, 2012

Mustafa Akyol *

The regional battle for hearts and minds. In a speech last August, Ayatollah Hashemi Shahroudi, who was Iran’s chief justice from 1999 to 2009 and is now a member of the Guardian Council, argued that « arrogant Western powers are afraid of regional countries’ relations with [Iran]. (suite…)

An invented country, about to fall apart 22 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in France, History / Histoire, Middle East / Moyen Orient, Turkey / Turquie.
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National Post (Canada) March 22, 2012, p. A17

By Geoffrey Clarfield *

Since the collapse of the Ottoman empire, Syria’s Sunnis, Alawis, Kurds and Christians have been held together by a succession of dictators. That will soon change. (suite…)

Turkey Goes for the Gold in a Bid to Curb Deficit 22 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in Economy / Economie, Turkey / Turquie.
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The Wall Street Journal (USA) March 22, 2012, p. 2-15

By Yeliz Candemir and Joe Parkinson, Istanbul

Faced with a bloated current-account deficit that threatens to derail Turkey’s rapid expansion, Ankara is trying to persuade Turks to transfer their vast personal holdings of gold from their households to the country’s banking system. (suite…)

Le Tak Tak turc 22 mars 2012

Posted by Acturca in Economy / Economie, Turkey / Turquie.
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Radio France International, jeudi 22 mars 2012
Accents d’Europe

Par Laurent Berthault

Une invention qui fête son demi-siècle, et qui a changé la vie de milliers de petits exploitants agricoles dans ce pays… Le tak tak, un mini tracteur fait maison, et donc très bon marché. (suite…)

Le lycée agricole reçoit son partenaire turc 22 mars 2012

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La Montagne (France) jeudi 22 mars 2012, p. Brive-20

Objat

Le lycée Henri Bassaler de Brive-Voutezac accueille actuellement un groupe de lycéens turcs et leurs deux professeurs de français. (suite…)