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The Ottoman Revival Is Over 31 mars 2014

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International New York Times (USA) Monday, March 31, 2014, p. 9

By Elmira Bayrasli *

New York — For Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Turkey’s embattled prime minister, a win in Sunday’s local elections will be a Pyrrhic victory. While his Justice and Development Party, or A.K.P., will likely retain a majority of municipalities, Turkey as a whole, particularly as an international player, has lost. (suite…)

« Erdogan est prêt à prendre tous les risques » 31 mars 2014

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Le Temps (Suisse) lundi 31 mars 2014

Propos recueillis par Luis Lema

La politique syrienne du gouvernement turc est irrationnelle et menaçante, selon le spécialiste Yasin Atlioglu. (suite…)

Erdogan victory puts icy Turkey-EU relations in deep freeze 31 mars 2014

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Reuters (UK) Monday, March 31, 2014

By Luke Baker, Brussels

Turkey’s Erdogan strengthens grip on power with local poll victory. No significant progress on EU membership expected this year. Turkey and EU bound by mutual interests despite tensions. (suite…)

The Impact of Visa Liberalisation in Eastern Partnership Countries, Russia and Turkey on Trans-Border Mobility 31 mars 2014

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CEPS Paper in Justice and Home Affairs, No. 63, March 2014
Center for European Policy Studies

Raül Hernández i Sagrera *

Schengen Visa liberalisation in the Eastern Partnership countries, Russia and Turkey has proven to have a huge transformative potential across the justice, liberty and security policies of the countries where it has been deployed. (suite…)

Les séries turques cartonnent 31 mars 2014

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Le Soir (Belgique) lundi 31 mars 2014, p. 15

Géry Brusselmans

Gümüs, ça vous dit quelque chose? Il s’agit tout simplement d’un des plus célèbres feuilletons turcs, créé en 2005 et décliné dans des dizaines de pays à travers le monde. (suite…)

Erdogan joue quitte ou double 30 mars 2014

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Le Journal du Dimanche (France) 30 mars 2014, p. 12

Alexandre Duyck, envoyé spécial, Istanbul (Turquie)

Si le Premier ministre turc, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, perd les élections municipales dimanche, en plein scandale de corruption et d’interdiction des réseaux sociaux, son avenir à la tête du pays sera fortement compromis. (suite…)

Impact of Internal Migration on Political Participation in Turkey 30 mars 2014

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IZA Discussion Paper (Institute for the Study of Labor) No. 8036, March 2014

Ali T. Akarca & Aysit Tansel *

During last sixty years, Turkish population moved from one province to another at the rate of about 7-8 percent per five-year interval. As a consequence of this massive internal migration, population residing in a province other than the one they were born in increased from 12 percent in 1950 to 39 percent in 2011. (suite…)

Municipales : Istanbul, bataille capitale pour Erdogan 29 mars 2014

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Libération (France) samedi 29 mars 2014, p. 16

Ragip Duran

Une alternance à gauche, dimanche, signerait le déclin de l’AKP, secoué par les scandales. Jamais, dans l’histoire récente de la Turquie, des élections municipales n’ont eu un tel enjeu. (suite…)

Why freedom of expression is under threat in Turkey 28 mars 2014

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The Guardian (UK) Friday, March 28, 2014, p. 41

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We are writers from around the world who love, live and breathe words. We are united in our belief that freedom of expression is a universal and fundamental human right. We are gravely concerned about « the freedom of words » in Turkey. (suite…)

Erdogan’s shallow version of democracy will falter 27 mars 2014

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Financial Times (USA Ed) March 27, 2014, p. 11

By Sinan Ulgen *

By definition, municipal elections are about choosing local leaders. Yet Turkey ‘s local elections this weekend will be about much more. It is set to be a contest between two visions of democracy and its outcome will have serious implications for the future of democratic freedoms in this crucial western ally. (suite…)

Oy Vey (İ)z-mir: The Turkish Elections and Erdoğan’s Options 26 mars 2014

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Tel Aviv Notes (The Moshe Dayan Center)  Vol. 8, No. 6, March 26, 2014
Tel Aviv University

by Ahmet Kasım Han *

On the 16 th of March, T urkey’s ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) leader and Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan attended a grandiose election rally in İzmir, in advance of the forthcoming municipal elections. (suite…)

EU-Turkey Relations: Turning vicious circles into virtuous ones 26 mars 2014

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CEPS Policy Briefs (Center for European Policy Studies) No. 317, 26 March 2014, 8 p.

Steven Blockmans *

The coming weeks and months will be decisive for the general tenor of politics in Turkey. The country faces local elections this March, presidential elections in August and general elections next June, while top-level political scandals compound the deterioration in the state of democracy and rule of law. (suite…)

Untangling the Turkey-KRG Energy Partnership: Looking Beyond Economic Drivers 26 mars 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No.14, March 2014, 6 p.

by Gönül Tol *

For decades, Turkey viewed Iraq primarily through the lens of its own Kurdish problem. In the aftermath of the first Gulf War, Ankara shunned direct contact with Iraqi Kurds and opposed the incorporation of the oil-rich city of Kirkuk into a Kurdish federal state, fearing that it would strengthen Iraqi Kurds’ drive for independence (suite…)

Turkey Leader Faces Big Test in Mayoral Race 25 mars 2014

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) March 25, 2014, p. 1

By Joe Parkinson, Istanbul

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s rise to prominence began when he became mayor of this storied city 20 years ago.

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A Ankara, le maire AKP et ses projets fous en quête d’un cinquième mandat 25 mars 2014

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Agence France Presse, Mardi 25 mars 2014

Ankara

C’est son dernier combat, peut-être celui de trop. A 66 ans, le très controversé maire de la capitale turque Ankara, Melih Gökçek, s’est lancé sous les couleurs du parti au pouvoir dans une difficile course à un cinquième mandat qui pourrait lui être fatale.

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La Syrie s’invite dans les élections turques 25 mars 2014

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Le Figaro (France) no. 21658, mardi 25 mars 2014, p. 11

Laure Marchand, Istanbul

En campagne pour les municipales, le parti turc au pouvoir, englué dans les scandales, adopte des postures guerrières face au régime de Damas.

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Crises and Elections: What are the Consequences for Turkey’s EU Bid? 24 mars 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 13, March 2014,5 p.

by Eduard Soler i Lecha *

The economic crisis in Europe and the political tension in Turkey are bad news for Turkey-EU relations. The EU crisis has weakened Turkey’s traditional allies, made European public opinion more reluctant to enlarging the EU further, deteriorated the EU’s image in Turkey (suite…)

Can Eastern Mediterranean Gas Discoveries Have a Positive Impact on Turkey-EU Relations? 23 mars 2014

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GTE Policy Brief (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 12, March 2014, 8 p.

by Ayla Gürel & Fiona Mullen *

Any significant improvement in Turkey-EU relations depends on a solution to the Cyprus problem. A Cyprus settlement would allow the transfer of Eastern Mediterranean gas to the EU via Turkey, thus increasing Turkey’s strategic significance for the EU as a key gas transit country for Europe’s gas supplies. (suite…)

Twitter ban called ‘digital coup’ 22 mars 2014

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The Globe and Mail (Canada) March 22, 2014, p. A14

Nick Tattersall and Orhan Coskun, Ankara, Reuters

Court blocks access to the social-media service, sparking furious reaction at home and abroad. Turkey’s ban on Twitter ahead of bitterly contested elections brought a furious reaction at home and abroad on Friday (suite…)

Erdogan bloque Twitter, les Turcs scandalisés par la #censure 22 mars 2014

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Libération (France) samedi 22 mars 2014, p. 16

Par Ragip Duran, Correspondant à Istanbul

Affaibli par des révélations de corruption, le Premier ministre a interdit un temps le réseau social. Une erreur fatale ? (suite…)