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‘Energized’ Neighborliness: Relations between Turkey and the Kurdish Regional Government 30 septembre 2014

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Analysis (SETA) N° 9, September 2014
Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research (SETA)

Ali Balcı *

This study is an attempt to analyze these energy relations which have come into play as a new parameter in the relations between Ankara and Erbil. (suite…)

Why the EU must reengage with Turkey 29 septembre 2014

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EPC Commentary (European Policy Centre) 29 September 2014

Amanda Paul *

Democratic values and basic rights in Turkey are hanging by a thread. Over the past eighteen months the rule of law, civil liberties and freedoms have been eroded which has left many Turks anxious over the direction in which their country is heading. (suite…)

La Turquie, alliée fidèle contre le terrorisme 29 septembre 2014

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Le Figaro (France) no. 21817, lundi 29 septembre 2014, p. 22

Hakki Akil

Loin de soutenir l’EIIL, comme beaucoup l’en accusent, Ankara lutte contre cette organisation barbare, plaide l’ambassadeur de Turquie en France. (suite…)

Turkey’s Human Rights Rollback: Recommendations for Reform 29 septembre 2014

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HRW Report (Human Rights Watch) September 2014

Emma Sinclair-Webb *

This 38-page report outlines the rollback of human rights and rule of law in Turkey, linked to mass anti-government protests in 2013 and corruption allegations that go to the very heart of the government of the ruling AKP. (suite…)

Middle Eastern Youth and the Arab Spring: Cross-National Variation and Trends in Values 29 septembre 2014

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PSC Research Report (Population Studies Center) No. 14-828, September 2014, 61 p.
University of Michigan’s Institute for Social Research (ISR)

Mansoor Moaddel & Julie de Jong *

Although scholars and analysts widely claimed that the youth played a crucial role in the making of the revolutionary movements dubbed the Arab Spring, little empirical evidence substantiates this claim or depicts how the younger age groups may differ from the older in value orientation. (suite…)

Pipeline to deliver water from Turkey 29 septembre 2014

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The Washington Times (USA) Monday, September 29, 2014, p. A10

By David R. Sands

Ambitious project offers political sway to Cyprus. It won’t carry any oil, but an ambitious pipeline project linking reservoirs in Turkey to the parched, isolated Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus could prove as politically charged as any project now underway in the region. (suite…)

Turkey Wants Secure Syria Zone as Militants Strike Kurds 28 septembre 2014

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Bloomberg (USA) Sep 28, 2014

By Onur Ant and Selcan Hacaoglu

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said setting up a “secure zone” inside Syria is necessary to help refugees return after they fled Islamic State’s onslaught against Kurdish areas into Turkey. (suite…)

Emergency Update on situation of Syrian refugees in Turkey 28 septembre 2014

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UN High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR)

September 2014

Following the latest bouts of armed conflict in the north of the Syrian Arab Republic (Syria), since 19 September more than 140,000 Syrian refugees have fled across the border to southern Turkey. UNHCR estimates that this new influx could involve as many as 400,000 people seeking refuge in Turkey. (suite…)

L’ASC Turquoise, couleur turque 28 septembre 2014

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Le Parisien (France)  dimanche 28 septembre 2014, p. 26

Arnaud Detout

ASC Turquoise. Le club porte le nom d’une couleur — du bleu tirant vers le vert. A priori, aucun lien direct au pays d’origine de la grande majorité de ses 250 licenciés. Sauf, peut-être, les cinq premières lettres de cette couleur… (suite…)

La clarification bienvenue d’Ankara 27 septembre 2014

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Le Monde (France) A la Une, samedi 27 septembre 2014, p. 1

Éditorial

Après des mois de valse-hésitation, le président turc, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, a mis fin aux ambiguïtés, si ce n’est au double jeu, d’Ankara. Le 23 septembre, lors de l’Assemblée générale de l’ONU, à New York, il s’est engagé à soutenir la coalition organisée par les Etats-Unis pour combattre l’Etat islamique (EI). (suite…)

France et Turquie s’engagent à mieux collaborer dans la lutte contre les jihadistes 26 septembre 2014

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Agence France Presse (AFP)  26 septembre 2014

Burak Akinci

Les ministres turc et français de l’Intérieur se sont promis vendredi de mieux coopérer dans la lutte contre les filières jihadistes qui traversent la Turquie, après le cafouillage diplomatico-policier qui a accompagné cette semaine le retour de trois Français. (suite…)

Turkey’s New Regional Security Role: Implications for the United States 26 septembre 2014

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The Strategic Studies Institute (SSI) September 2014, 202 pages
US Army War College Press

Richard Weitz *

Until a few years ago, the relationship between Washington and Ankara was perennially troubled and occasionally terrible. Turkey opposed the 2003 U.S. invasion of Iraq and complained that the Pentagon was allowing Iraqi Kurds too much autonomy, leading to deteriorating security along the Iraq-Turkish border. (suite…)

Double jeu : les méandres de l’attitude trouble de la Turquie face aux Califoutraques islamiques 25 septembre 2014

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Atlantico.fr (France) Jeudi 25 septembre 2014

Alain Rodier *

Le gouvernement turc s’apprête à autoriser les avions militaires américains à utiliser la base d’Incirlik, dans un but humanitaire et logistique uniquement, mais reste réticent à l’idée de participer à une opération militaire. (suite…)

Exploring the Prospects for Russian-Turkish Cooperation in a Turbulent Neighborhood 25 septembre 2014

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GRF–Carnegie Moscow Center Working Group Report, September 2014

Memduh Karakullukçu &, Dmitri Trenin *, editors

Even though tensions over Ukraine will inevitably cast a shadow over the bilateral relationship, Russia and Turkey—a NATO member—continue to share a range of important interests. (suite…)

La Turquie tient sa revanche sur l’Europe en s’approchant de la Russie 25 septembre 2014

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La Tribune de Genève (Suisse) jeudi 25 septembre 2014, p. 13

Thomas Thöni, Zurich

La Turquie veut quadrupler ses exportations agricoles vers la Russie. La Turquie, rejetée depuis des années par l’Union européenne (UE) qui n’en veut pas comme membre ordinaire, est en train de sortir gagnante des tensions entre le Vieux-Continent et la Russie à cause de l’Ukraine. (suite…)

Iranian Rail Links and the Geopolitics of the South Caucasus 25 septembre 2014

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Eurasia Daily Monitor (The Jamestown Foundation) Vol.11 Issue: 169, Sept 25, 2014

Paul Goble *

Both Armenia and Azerbaijan are seeking to link their national railways with those of Iran, something that could be an economic lifesaver for Yerevan and an additional outlet for Baku’s exports of Caspian oil and gas. (suite…)

Turkey’s Russia conundrum: To court or to curb? 24 septembre 2014

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Policy Brief (FRIDE) No. 185, September 2014

By Diba Nigar Goksel *

The Ukraine crisis has exposed Turkey’s efforts to avoid direct involvement in Russia-EU tensions. Ankara essentially hovers between gaining economic advantages from cooperation with Moscow and counterbalancing Russian assertiveness in the region. (suite…)

Les relations énergétiques UE/Turquie: La Turquie, une puissance régionale incontournable pour la Russie et l’Europe 24 septembre 2014

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Observatoire de la Turquie et de son environnement géopolitique (IRIS) Sept. 2014

Claude Fischer *

Difficile de parler « énergie » avec la Turquie sans bien mesurer la situation géostratégique de ce pays et ses relations avec l’UE, mais aussi et indissociablement, avec la Russie, l’Asie centrale, le Moyen Orient, le Caucase ou la Méditerranée orientale. (suite…)

After the 2014 European Parliament Elections: What is at Stake for Europe and Turkey-EU Relations? 24 septembre 2014

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IPC-Mercator Policy Brief, September 2014

Ebru Turhan *

The 2014 European Parliament elections took place at a time when the European Union (EU) seemed to face serious internal challenges. The low voter turnout, particularly in new member states, raises questions about a “true reunification” between the Central and Eastern European countries and the rest of Europe a decade after the EU’s eastward enlargement. (suite…)

Can the EU Clean Politics in Enlargement Countries? Turkey in Comparison 24 septembre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 14, September 2014

by Dimitar Bechev *

The fight against corruption is yet another fine example of the mismatch between EU expectations and capabilities. On the one hand, many regard the Union as capable of overhauling bad habits in member states and, to an even greater degree, in countries that have embarked on the accession journey. (suite…)