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Turkish Reforms Entangle Education 13 octobre 2014

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The International New York Times (USA) October 13, 2014

By Aysegül Sert

Istanbul — The term “New Turkey,” meticulously coined and methodically delivered by the government to penetrate the public psyche, and reiterated during the campaign for Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s bid for the presidency, continues to reverberate long after he has won. (suite…)

Beleaguered at home, now Turks lose friends abroad 12 octobre 2014

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The Observer (UK) Sunday, October 12, 2014, p. 30-31

By Andrew Finkel in Istanbul

The growing crisis in neighbouring Syria has plunged President Erdogan into a fresh crisis, even as his country faces economic slowdown and social divisions. Whatever happened to the ‘New Turkey’? (suite…)

Turkish Lobby 11 octobre 2014

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The National (UAE) Saturday, October 11, 2014, p. r12 & r13
The Review ~ Books

Matthew Price *

It’s an interesting idea: to tell the story of modern Turkey through the Pera Palace Hotel in Istanbul, even if the realisation doesn’t quite live up to the promise, writes Matthew Price. (suite…)

Pourquoi la Turquie est ambiguë face à l’EI 10 octobre 2014

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Libération (France) vendredi 10 octobre 2014, p. 22

Bayram Balci *

Taxée de double jeu vis-à-vis de l’organisation «Etat islamique» (EI) dont elle aurait indirectement contribué à la montée en puissance en soutenant l’opposition syrienne contre Bachar al-Assad et contre l’émergence d’un puissant facteur kurde en Syrie, la Turquie a enfin clarifié sa position en déclarant, officiellement, qu’elle rejoignait la coalition internationale. (suite…)

Enemy at the gates: why Syria’s disaster threatens war in Turkey 10 octobre 2014

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The Guardian (UK) Friday, October 10, 2014, p. 37

Hugh Pope *

The advance of Isis on Syria’s Kurds is undermining the peace process between Turkey and the PKK. Turkey feels as if it’s reliving an old nightmare. (suite…)

Turkey’s Dangerous Bet on Syria 10 octobre 2014

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International New York Times (USA) Friday, October 10, 2014

By Sinan Ulgen *

Wahington – With the Islamic State just miles from its border, Turkey is now facing its most severe security challenge in decades. In response, the Turkish government is seeking to accomplish the impossible; Ankara wants to fight the Islamic State, carry out regime change in Syria and roll back Kurdish autonomy all at the same time. (suite…)

Turkey’s EU accession: trying harder, but still failing 10 octobre 2014

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Expert Comment (Real Instituto Elcano de Estudios Internacionales y Estratégicos) 60/2014, 10/10/2014

William Chislett *

The EU’s annual report on Turkey’s accession negotiations, which have advanced at a snail’s pace since they were opened nine years ago this month, is like an end-of-term student report card. (suite…)

Battle for Kobani: Turkey has good reasons for caution 9 octobre 2014

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The Guardian (UK) 9 October 2014, p. 36

Editorial

The eyes of the world have been focused for the last few days on a little Kurdish town in Syria which few had heard of until a week or so ago. The plight of Kobani, close to the Turkish border, and under siege by Islamic State forces as they try to establish control over ever-larger territory in Syria and Iraq, is being presented as a sort of morality tale. (suite…)

Que veut Erdogan ? 9 octobre 2014

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Courrier international (France) no. 1249, jeudi 9 octobre 2014, p. 16    English Türkçe

Mustafa Akyol, Al-Monitor

(Washington) – Ces jours-ci, le concept clé du lexique politique turc est celui de « Nouvelle Turquie ». Le président élu, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, l’appelle de ses vœux à longueur de discours, tout comme les membres de son équipe politique. (suite…)

EU Urges Members to Stop Stalling With Turkey 9 octobre 2014

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The Wall Street Journal Europe (USA) Wednesday,  8 octobre 2014                 Türkçe

By Laurence Norman and Yeliz Candemir

Brussels – The European Union’s executive urged member states Wednesday to advance long-stalled membership talks with Turkey but underscored the obstacles in the way by raising « serious concerns » about government meddling with the judiciary and restrictions on the press. (suite…)

Turkey after the EP elections: Time for a new debate 8 octobre 2014

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Perspectives (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung) Issue 10, October 2014, pp. 47-50             Türkçe

Ska Keller *

The accession of Turkey to the EU has traditionally been an important topic for right-wing and far-right campaigns. This time, even though it did appear in the context of immigration and prejudices against Islam, it did not play a major role in the campaigns. (suite…)

Dealing with Turkey After Ukraine: Why the EU Should Let the Enlargement Approach Go 8 octobre 2014

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GTE Commentary (Istituto Affari Internazionali) No. 15, October 2014

by Antoaneta L. Dimitrova *

The events in Ukraine at the end of 2013 might be a sign that we have reached the end of the EU’s monopoly on transformative power. President Putin, but also other leaders of important EU neighbours are playing a different geopolitical game than the EU. (suite…)

La Turquie en crise face à Daech 8 octobre 2014

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L’Orient-Le Jour (Liban)  mardi 7 octobre 2014, p. 11            Deutsch  English  Español

Sinan Ulgen *

La récente libération de 46 otages turcs enlevés par l’État islamique (EI, ex-Daech) a suscité l’espoir pour les États-Unis de voir la Turquie s’engager enfin à rejoindre cette coalition sous conduite américaine qui combat actuellement ce groupe. (suite…)

Turkey, ISIL and the PKK: It’s complicated 7 octobre 2014

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) October 7, 2014, p. 3

Murat Yetkin

It’s a complicated equation, but it’s not too difficult to solve. The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) was founded in 2013, based on the Islamic State of Iraq (ISI), which previously called itself al-Qaeda in Mesopotamia (AQM). ISI was founded in 2004 in reaction to the U.S.-led invasion of Iraq in 2003. (suite…)

How ISIS Could Soon Control Close to Half of the Syrian Border with Turkey 7 octobre 2014

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The National Interest (USA) October 7, 2014

Michael Werz and Max Hoffman *

The end appears very near in Kobani (Ayn al-Arab) in northern Syria as ISIS closes in on the city from three sides. For the past two weeks, Kurdish fighters of the People’s Protection Units, or YPG (the military arm of the Democratic Union Party), have resisted an intense offensive by ISIS militants there. (suite…)

Pakistan’s Lessons for Turkey 6 octobre 2014

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The International New York Times (USA) Monday, October 6, 2014

By Michael M. Tanchum and Halil M. Karaveli *

Last week, Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, declared that Turkey is ready  »for any cooperation in the fight against terrorism. » Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu argued that Islamic State militants pose a greater threat to Turkey and the Muslim world than to the West. (suite…)

Russia pushing to shore up influence over Caspian Sea 5 octobre 2014

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Nikkei Report (Japan) October 4, 2014

Jacopo Dettoni, Contributing writer

Almaty, Kazakhstan — Russia has strengthened its influence over oil and gas exports from the Caspian region after a summit with the other four nations bordering the inland sea produced an outline agreement on the key principles to regulate maritime frontiers in the basin. (suite…)

Turkey and the PKK: How to deal with Syria’s Kurds 4 octobre 2014

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The Economist (UK) no. 950

Saturday, October 4, 2014

The emergence of another Kurdish entity on its borders unsettles the government. (suite…)

Turkey Votes to Allow Operations Against ISIS 3 octobre 2014

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The New York Times (USA) Friday, October 3, 2014, p. A 6

By Ceylan Yeginsu

Turkey appeared to take a big political step toward joining the American-led campaign against the militants of the Islamic State when its Parliament voted Thursday to authorize expanded military operations in Iraq and Syria and to allow foreign forces to launch operations from its territory. (suite…)

Quel engagement de la Turquie dans la coalition contre l’organisation de l’Etat islamique ? 2 octobre 2014

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France 24, jeudi 2 octobre 2014

Le Débat, Vanessa Burggraf

La Turquie participe à la coalition qui lutte contre l’organisation de l’Etat Islamique. Le parlement turc, dominé par le parti au pouvoir l’AKP, a donné son feu vert. Elle devient ainsi le 13ème pays à intervenir militairement en Irak et en Syrie. (suite…)