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Acturca Journal Watch July 2012 31 juillet 2012

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Acturca Journal and Periodical Review, July 2012

Compiled by Ozan Yigitkeskin

Acturca Journal Watch monitors leading scholarly journals for articles of particular interest to scholars of diplomacy, foreign relations, and international history on Turkey. It is updated monthly.

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Discovering design gems in Turkey 28 juillet 2012

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The Washington Post (USA) July 28. 2012, p. E1
Real Estate

Vern Yip *

A while back, I wrote about my firm belief that if you stop traveling, you stop growing as a designer. Despite having traveled to more than 40 countries in the past six years, I’d never been to Turkey, so I was anxious to experience this magical place where East meets West to create something unique and special. (suite…)

How the east was lost 28 juillet 2012

Posted by Acturca in Books / Livres, Central Asia / Asie Centrale, History / Histoire, Russia / Russie, Turkey / Turquie.
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Financial Times (UK)  Saturday, July 28, 2012, p. 8
FT Weekend Supplement – Life & Arts

By Mark Mazower *

Oh, East is East and West is West, and never the twain shall meet, » wrote Rudyard Kipling in 1889. This was nothing if not wishful thinking, and no one knew it better than the poet of the imperial Raj himself: indeed, that same year Kipling visited Hong Kong and bemoaned the likely impact of bringing railways and newspapers to China. « What, » he warned, « will happen when China really wakes up? » (suite…)

Turkey and the New Middle East 27 juillet 2012

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Commentary (European Policy Centre) 27 July 2012

Gökhan Bacik *

“Will the Arab Spring bring democracy to the region?” is the reductionist question preventing observation of other serious developments in the Middle East that were triggered by the Arab Spring. (suite…)

L’incontrôlable frontière turco-syrienne 27 juillet 2012

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Les Echos (France) no. 21236, vendredi 27 juillet 2012, p. 12
Dans la presse étrangère

Hürriyet

La frontière turco-syrienne est en ébullition. Il faut dire que la prise de pouvoir de l’Union démocratique du Kurdistan (PYD) dans la région a de quoi inquiéter le gouvernement turc. (suite…)

À Eskisehirspor, l’OM va avoir chaud 27 juillet 2012

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L’Équipe (France) Vendredi 27 juillet 2012, p. 19
Ligue Europa (3e tour préliminaire)

Hervé Penot

Le club turc, adversaire de Marseille en Ligue Europa (2 et 9 août),compte sur l’appui de son bouillant public pour réaliser un exploit.
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Musiques au pays de Pierre Loti en Turquie 25 juillet 2012

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Sud Ouest (France) Mercredi 25 juillet 2012, p. Rochefort ~ Oléron-C2_12

Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron

Mi-juillet, le bilan du huitième festival Musiques au pays de Pierre Loti (du 15 au 19 mai dernier) a été dressé et a permis de tirer les enseignements d’un voyage d’études à Istanbul, organisé par Lionel Serik, conseiller municipal de Saint-Pierre-d’Oléron. (suite…)

Turkey’s evolving relationship with Europe 24 juillet 2012

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EurActiv.com, 24 July 2012

Stratfor (USA) *

As Europe’s political and economic weight declines and Turkey is consolidated as a regional power, cooperation on economic issues will be increasingly supplemented by cooperation in other areas in order to maintain a geopolitical balance in the region and limit the presence of external players, says Stratfor. (suite…)

EU-Turkey Relations: A Glimmer of Hope? 24 juillet 2012

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 3, July 2012, 2 p.

Dimitar Bechev *

Ties between the EU and Turkey have hit such lows over the past few years that even marginal improvements now almost carry a whiff of a breakthrough. As Cyprus takes up the EU Council presidency we are, rather paradoxically, on an upward trajectory. (suite…)

Turkey and Greater Azerbaijan: A Card to Play? 24 juillet 2012

Posted by Acturca in Caucasus / Caucase, Turkey / Turquie.
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German Marshall Fund of the United States, July 24, 2012, 3 p.

Nadir Devlet *

Beyond a growing commercial relationship, Turkey is trying simultaneously to promote broad-based cultural cooperation that draws Turkic peoples in Azerbaijan and other South Caucasus nations closer. (suite…)

Turkey girds up, India rests 24 juillet 2012

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Mint (India) Tuesday, July 24, 2012,  p. 22
Bare Talk

V. Anantha Nageswaran *

The draft legislation for land acquisition looks set to make it more unviable for companies to acquire land for projects. (suite…)

Le retour de Fasil Say aux Nuits musicales 24 juillet 2012

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Midi Libre (France) 24 juillet 2012

Jacques Roux

Il avait enflammé la cour du Duché, il y a cinq ans, lors d’une soirée des Nuits musicales. Fazil Say, qui, grâce à ses extraordinaires talents de pianiste, touche, depuis un quart de siècle, le public, retrouvera cette même cour demain à 22 heures (suite…)

Why Does Turkey Want Regime Change in Syria? 23 juillet 2012

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The National Interest (USA) July 23, 2012

Halil Karaveli *

The downing of a Turkish RF-4E reconnaissance aircraft in late June brought Turkey and Syria to the brink of war. Following the statement of Turkish prime minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan that the rules of engagement of the Turkish military have been changed and expanded, Turkey has deployed two armored brigades and positioned antiaircraft batteries along its Syrian border. (suite…)

The rise and fall of Turkey’s Erdogan 23 juillet 2012

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Asia Times Online (Hong Kong) July 23, 2012

By M K Bhadrakumar *

Israel’s emergence from the woodwork can signal only one thing: the Syrian crisis is moving towards the decisive phase. The lights have been switched on in the operation theatre and the carving of Syria is beginning. (suite…)

Syria’s Kurds stand alone after rejecting rebels and regime 23 juillet 2012

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The National (UAE) July 23, 2012, p. 16

Aymenn Al Tamimi *

Developments in Syria and Iraq have led some to speculate that the birth of an independent Kurdish state might be at hand. A closer analysis shows that a united Kurdistan is still unlikely, although a separate semiautonomous Kurdish community in Syria, with some parallels to the Kurdish Autonomous Region in Iraq, is a growing possibility. (suite…)

Un nouveau « mur » en Europe entre la Grèce et la Turquie 23 juillet 2012

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Les Echos (France) no. 21232, lundi 23 juillet 2012, p. 13

Jacques Hubert-Rodier

« Haine dans les rues ». Le seul titre du rapport de Human Right Watch (HRW), publié début juillet, sur « les violences xénophobes en Grèce », rappelle des heures sombres de l’Europe. (suite…)

Ilhan Mimaroglu, 86, Composer and Record Producer 22 juillet 2012

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The New York Times (USA) Sunday, July 22, 2012, p. A 18
Obituary

By Peter Keepnews

Ilhan Mimaroglu, a composer best known for his electronic music and a record producer best known for his work with Charles Mingus, died on Tuesday in Manhattan. He was 86. (suite…)

Turkish Cypriot Legal Framework: Displacement in Cyprus – Consequences of Civil and Military Strife 21 juillet 2012

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PRIO Cyprus Centre Report 4 (PRIO Cyprus Centre) July 2012, 35 p. Ελληνικά Türkçe

Ayla Gürel *

After 1974, Turkish Cypriots had to deal with their displaced persons (some of whom had been displaced since 1963), build up a new social and economic environment in their new territory in the north, and generally put to proper economic use the immovable properties left behind by the Greek Cypriot inhabitants of the north who had nearly all fled to the south. (suite…)

Analyst: EU-Turkey relations are bad, but should not get worse 20 juillet 2012

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EurActiv Czech Republic, 20 July 2012

Adéla Denková

EU-Turkey relations are as bad as they that can be at the moment, largely because of the Cyprus EU presidency. But they should not get any worse because the two sides are dependent on each other, Ayla Gürel * of the Peace Research Institute in Oslo tells EurActiv Czech Republic. (suite…)

Turkey first! 20 juillet 2012

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Jerusalem Post (Israel) July 20, 2012, p. 22                                           Türkçe
Savir’s Corner

By Uri Savir *

In secret negotiations that aimed to mend the relationship, which took place also due to American encouragement, the Turks demanded a clear apology from Israel for the killing of the nine Turkish citizens. Israel agreed only to express regret; Binyamin Netanyahu preferred national pride to national interest. The same can be said of Erdogan. (suite…)