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« Sunni » Turkey and the containment policy failure 27 avril 2012

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Asharq Alawsat (UK) Friday, April 27, 2012

By Adel Al Toraifi *

When the Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan visited Tehran in May 2010, to offer support for the Brazilian project regarding the Iranian nuclear file, the conservative press in Iran described Erdogan as an example of wise leadership in the region. (suite…)

La religion entre en force dans les écoles publiques turques 27 avril 2012

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La Croix (France) no. 39263, vendredi 27 avril 2012, p. 5

Delphine Nerbollier, Istanbul de notre correspondante

Une nouvelle loi introduit des cours facultatifs sur le Coran et l’enseignement de l’arabe. Les milieux laïcs s’inquiètent et craignent que la pression sociale pousse à rendre ces enseignements obligatoires. (suite…)

Une fête bien vernie! 27 avril 2012

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Journal de Morges (France) vendredi 27 avril 2012, p. 27

Gilbert Hermann

Le vernissage de la Fête de la Tulipe a levé le voile sur une édition composée de notes turques, mais aussi yverdonnoises. (suite…)

A Turkish view 26 avril 2012

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Bitterlemons-international.org, April 26, 2012, Edition 15
The Arab revolutions: strategic assessment II

Ersin Kalaycioglu *

When the self-immolation of Mohamed Bouazizi in Sidi Bouzid led to an avalanche of protests in Tunisia in January 2011, nearly the entire Arab world began to rock with popular uprisings. (suite…)

Syrie: Mais que peut faire la Turquie ? 26 avril 2012

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Courrier International (France) 26 avril 2012, p. 38

All4Syria (Damas)

Le site syrien de l’opposition a interrogé des responsables turcs sur toutes les options auxquelles peut avoir recours Ankara pour chasser Bachar El-Assad du pouvoir. (suite…)

Face à la Syrie, la valse-hésitation d’Ankara 26 avril 2012

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Courrier International (France) 26 avril 2012, p. 38                             English
 
The New Republic (Washington)

En cas d’intervention directe en Syrie, la Turquie risque de plonger à son tour dans les conflits interreligieux, estime l’historien turc Soner Cagaptay. (suite…)

Women see worrisome shift in Turkey 26 avril 2012

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International Herald Tribune (USA) Thursday, April 26, 2012, p. 1

By Dan Bilefsky And Sebnem Arsu, Istanbul

Domestic abuse grows as government favors conservative policies. (suite…)

Pharmacie: Amgen achète le turc Mustafa Nevzat, valorisé 700 millions de dollars 26 avril 2012

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Les Echos (France) no. 21174, jeudi 26 avril 2012, p. 19

En Bref

Le numéro un mondial des biotechnologies, l’américain Amgen, a annoncé hier l’acquisition de la société turque à capitaux familiaux Mustafa Nevzat, spécialiste des médicaments injectables, sur la base d’une valorisation de 700 millions de dollars (dette comprise). (suite…)

Turkey-Cyprus trade: on the up? 25 avril 2012

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Financial Mirror (Cyprus) April 25, 2012, p. 4

Fiona Mullen *

Turkish Cypriot newspaper Havadis reported on Monday that Turkey’s exports to the southern part of Cyprus rose by 400% in the first three months of the year to USD 2.7 mln, from USD 666,000 in the same period of 2011. (suite…)

Turkey’s Syrian Dilemma 25 avril 2012

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The European Magazine (Germany) 25.04.2012                                Türkçe

by Gareth Jenkins *

The Syrian crisis has thrown a wrench into Turkey’s regional ambitions – as long as Assad defies the international community, the country’s foreign policy will remain paralyzed. (suite…)

Kurds, Syria, and the Chessboard 25 avril 2012

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International Affairs (Russia) 25.04.2012

Andrei Sherikhov *

Last March, at the peak of the pressure on Syria and Iran, the Syrian Kurds boldly declared the independence of West Kurdistan, with the city of Afrin as the capital. The territory thus claimed lies in the northern part of Syria and borders Turkey. (suite…)

US, Turkey and Iraqi Kurds join hands 24 avril 2012

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Asia Times Online (Hong Kong) April 24, 2012

By M K Bhadrakumar *

There was something very odd when Iraqi Prime Minister Nuri al-Maliki said on Friday that Turkey was becoming a « hostile state » in the region. (suite…)

Turkey’s battle to join the EU 24 avril 2012

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The Times (Malta) Tuesday, April 24, 2012, p. 1-7

by Kurt Sansone

Turkey’s attempt to join the EU has stalled at the negotiation stage. Kurt Sansone tries to understand the difficulties between the country ‘where the sun sets’ and Europe. (suite…)

If Nicolas Sarkozy loses French presidency, is Turkey the winner? 24 avril 2012

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The National (UAE) April 24, 2012, p. 1

Thomas Seibert, Istanbul
 
A defeat of Nicolas Sarkozy in the presidential election in France could boost the European Union application of Turkey, a rising regional power and the biggest economy of the Middle East, some analysts say. (suite…)

Une riche expérience d’intégration 24 avril 2012

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Sud Ouest (France) 24 avril 2012, p. Saintes ~ Saint-Jean-d’Angély-C2_11

Saint-Jean-d’Angély

Service Volontaire Européen. En résidence au Centre de culture européenne, le Turc Ozgür Yildiz a évoqué son parcours devant les élèves du lycée Audouin-Dubreuil. (suite…)

A Muscular Performance to Ring Through Museum Halls 23 avril 2012

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The New York Times (USA) Monday, April 23, 2012, p. C 5

By Anthony Tommasini

The Turkish pianist Fazil Say’s performance at the Metropolitan Museum on Friday night was the only traditional piano recital presented in the Grace Rainey Rogers Auditorium this season. (suite…)

A historic quarter of Istanbul regains its place in the sun 22 avril 2012

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The Independent on Sunday (UK) Sunday 22 April 2012, pp. 76-77
Travel

Adrian Mourby

Adrian Mourby finds shiny new shops and galleries in the previously rundown district of Pera. (suite…)

Électroménager : une PME française gagne contre un chinois 21 avril 2012

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Le Figaro (France) no. 21064, samedi 21 avril 2012, p. 26

Marie Bartnik

Le turc Vestel a signé un gros contrat avec Selni, dernier producteur tricolore de moteurs de machines à laver. (suite…)

Turkey Divided Over New Defense Strategy 20 avril 2012

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Foreign Policy Journal (USA) April 20, 2012

by Alakbar Raufoglu *

For decades, Turkey’s defense prowess has rested on continuous technological innovation and maintaining a well-calibrated web of relations in NATO and the neighboring regions. (suite…)

There’s Nothing More German Than a Döner Kebab 20 avril 2012

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The Wall Street Journal Asia (USA) April 20, 2012, p. 1

By James Angelos

Big and Juicy Turkish Meat Causes Political Indigestion, Too (suite…)