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Iran may steal Turkey’s role 7 avril 2015

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Hürriyet Daily News (Turkey) April 7, 2015, p. 11

By Gila Benmayor

Energy expert and strategist Mehmet Öğütçü answered my questions on what kind of role Iran would take in energy and how the nuclear program deal would affect Turkey. (suite…)

Turkish President Warns Iran About Trying to Dominate Middle East 30 mars 2015

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Voice of America News (USA) Monday, March 30, 2015

Dorian Jones, Istanbul

Turkey’s president warned it will not tolerate Iran dominating the Middle East, amid growing concerns inside the country that it will be sucked into a sectarian conflict with its neighbor. (suite…)

Democracy at Risk: IPI Special Report on Turkey, 2015 29 mars 2015

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International Press Institute (IPI) March 2015

Steven M. Ellis *

Turkish authorities’ failure to safeguard – and, in some cases, their active steps to undermine – the right to share and receive information has led to serious deficiencies in the country’s democracy, placing its future at serious risk, a special report released today by the International Press Institute (IPI) concludes. (suite…)

Turkish journalism is all but destroyed 27 mars 2015

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The Guardian Weekly (UK) 27 March 2015, p. 19

Yavuz Baydar *

Intimidation and imprisonment mean the free media is on the verge of extinction, while government-friendly moguls are given lucrative contracts. (suite…)

Turkey supports Saudi mission in Yemen, says Iran must withdraw 27 mars 2015

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France 24, 27/03/2015                                                                                   Français Türkçe

by Marc Perelman

In an interview with France 24 on Thursday, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Turkey supports the Saudi-led mission to rout Shiite rebels from Yemen and criticised Iran’s regional ambitions in both Yemen and Iraq. (suite…)

La banque centrale turque en quête d’indépendance 19 mars 2015

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Les Echos (France) no. 21901, jeudi 19 mars 2015, p. 30

Pierrick Fay

La BCRT a maintenu inchangés ses taux d’intérêt malgré les pressions d’Ankara. (suite…)

Fragile or Favored? Prospects for Turkey’s Economy in 2015 16 mars 2015

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Report (Bipartisan Policy Center) March 2015

National Security Program

Turkey is often touted as an economic success story. One impressive statistic, commonly cited by its government, is that Turkey has managed to triple its per capita gross domestic product (GDP), a measure of economic performance, in the last 13 years. (suite…)

Presidential Elections in Turkey. Erdogan’s “New Turkey” and “New Challenges” 27 février 2015

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AICGS Issue Brief, No. 48, February 2015
American Institute for Contemporary German Studies ~ The Johns Hopkins University

By M. Murat Erdogan *

Turkey’s election on 10 August 2014 was historic. After victories in three general elections (2002, 2007, 2011), three local elections (2004, 2009, 2014), and two referenda (2007, 2010), Recep Tayyip Erdogan, leader of the Justice and Development Party (AKP), won the country’s first direct presidential election, receiving 51.79 percent of the vote in the first round. (suite…)

Erdogan envisions Turkish power center at his palace 26 février 2015

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The Washington Times (USA) Thursday, February 26, 2015, p. A1

By Jacob Resneck, Istanbul, Special to The Washington Times

Domestic strife hinders help for U.S. Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has a vision for a “new Turkey” where he would preside over the country and build a regional military, political and cultural powerhouse from his sprawling new $600 million presidential palace in the capital of Ankara. (suite…)

Erdoğan’s Final Countdown to Absolute Power? 19 février 2015

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, February 19, 2015

by Emre Erdoğan *

Apart from still acting as a party leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan is also acting as an executive president, which is in contradiction with Turkey’s parliamentary system. (suite…)

En Turquie, mise sous tutelle de la banque islamique Asya 9 février 2015

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Le Monde (France) lundi 9 février 2015, p. SCQ3

Marie Jégo, Istanbul, correspondante

L’établissement bancaire est au centre de la guerre que se livre le président Recep Tayyip Erdogan et l’imam Fethullah Gülen. (suite…)

Hand of Erdogan seen in insurer’s takeover of Gulenist bank 7 février 2015

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Financial Times (USA Ed) February 7, 2015, p. 2

By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul

Move follows accusations that president is using regulatory agencies to crush his enemies. (suite…)

La « nouvelle Turquie  » d’Erdogan 10 janvier 2015

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Le Monde (France) samedi 10 janvier 2015, p. ARH6

Marie Jégo

Le président turc est en train de jeter les bases d’une nouvelle idéologie officielle, fondée sur le retour aux valeurs traditionnelles de l’islam et sur l’exaltation du passé ottoman. (suite…)

La Russie et la Turquie face au piège de l’isolationnisme 5 janvier 2015

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Les Echos (France) no. 21848, lundi 5 janvier 2015, p. 12

Dominique Moïsi *

La dérive autoritaire de Poutine et d’Erdogan entraîne leurs pays respectifs dans une spirale dangereuse. S’ils rêvent de retrouver leur grandeur en s’opposant à l’Europe, ni l’un ni l’autre n’ont les moyens de leurs ambitions. (suite…)

Russo-Turkish ties grow closer as Erdogan and Putin look to national legacies 17 décembre 2014

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Global Times (China) December 17, 2014, p. 16

By George N. Tzogopoulos *

Relations between Russia and Turkey have seen a steady improvement in the last years. The recent visit of Russian President Vladimir Putin to Ankara and his meeting with his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan highlighted the possibility for closer bilateral collaboration in the future. (suite…)

Arrestation de journalistes : Erdogan défie l’Europe 16 décembre 2014

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Les Echos (France) no. 21836, mardi 16 décembre 2014, p. 10

Yves Bourdillon

Le régime turc dit vouloir empêcher un complot de la confrérie Gülen. Vives critiques, y compris de proches du pouvoir, après 27 arrestations. (suite…)

Erdogan crackdown targets soap opera 16 décembre 2014

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Financial Times (UK) 16 December 2014, p. 1 & 10

By Daniel Dombey in Istanbul and Funja Guler in Ankara

A battle between Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan and former-ally-turned-foe Fethullah Gulen took a dramatic turn with the arrest of police officers, media figures and soap opera scriptwriters. (suite…)

Turkish politics: Raids and rivalry? 15 décembre 2014

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Al Jazeera (Qatar) December 15, 2014

Inside Story

Police officers and journalists linked to influential cleric Fethullah Gulen are arrested in nationwide raids. (suite…)

When will Turkey join the fight against Isil? 9 décembre 2014

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The Daily Telegraph (UK) Tuesday, December 9, 2014, p. 21

Shashank Joshi *

Western leaders will be asked to pay a high price for Ankara’s help in crushing the jihadists. (suite…)

Putin and Erdogan: Comrades in ‘Blind Alley’ 4 décembre 2014

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BBC Monitoring Europe (UK) Thursday, December 4, 2014                         Türkçe

by Cengiz Candar, Text of report by Turkish newspaper Radikal website on 3 Dec.

Russian President Vladimir Putin’s one-day visit to Ankara was important. It was especially important because it pointed the direction in which Turkey’s « foreign policy deviations » could go under the « Tayyip Erdogan regime » (suite…)