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Izmir ‘destined’ to be the winning candidate 9 septembre 2013

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Arab Times (Kuwait) September 9, 2013, p. 44

By Murat Ersavci *

City vies for World EXPO. Aegean coast is a land of sunshine, beautiful landscapes, and ancient cities stretching back to the time of Homer and the Iliad. It is a leading tourist destination that already welcomes millions of visitors each year. But in 2020 Izmir, the region’s capital, could have a special role. (suite…)

Turkey and the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership Boosting the Model Partnership with the United States 8 septembre 2013

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Turkey Project Policy Paper (The Brookings Institution) No. 2, September 2013
Turkey Project Policy Paper Series

By Kemal Kirişci *

In the second Turkey Project Policy Paper, Kemal Kirişci examines the importance of including Turkey in the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP), arging that it could revitalize Turkey’s place in the transatlantic alliance at a time when Turkey’s neighborhood is in turbulence. (suite…)

Strategic synergy for global security 5 septembre 2013

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China Daily, September 5, 2013, p. 8

By David Gosset *

Among the dynamics reshaping Eurasia, the transformation of relations between China and Turkey does not get the attention it deserves. Certainly from a Western perspective it is a geopolitical blind spot. (suite…)

After the Boom: Risks to the Turkish Economy 28 août 2013

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Briefing Paper (Chatham House) Europe BP 2013/02, August 2013

Fadi Hakura *

After a strong post-crisis recovery, Turkish growth slowed sharply to 2.2 per cent  in 2012. The success of Prime Minister Erdoğan’s government has been rooted in economic prosperity, which will remain a central issue for his popularity.  (suite…)

How Turkey went from ‘zero problems’ to zero friends 22 août 2013

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The Washington Post (USA) Thursday, August 22, 2013

By Piotr Zalewski, Istanbul

Not so long ago, Turkey seemed to have found the elusive formula for foreign policy success. Its newly adopted philosophy, « zero problems with neighbors, » won praise both at home and abroad as Ankara reengaged with the Middle East following a half century of estrangement. (suite…)

Can Turkey weather the Middle East storm? 19 août 2013

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Times of Oman, August 19,2013, p. A13                Deutsch  Español  Français

Kemal Derviş *, Istanbul

A cycle of terrible violence has taken over much of the Middle East. Its centre has shifted from Iraq (where sectarian strife has recently escalated again) to Syria, but it encompasses Egypt, Yemen, Libya and Tunisia as well. (suite…)

‘Precious loneliness’ of Turkey or sublimation of a failure 19 août 2013

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Hurriyet Daily News (Turkey) Monday, August 19, 2013, p. 4

Nuray Mert

“Loneliness” is one of the most “noble” concepts of literary genre. As such, it implies voluntary or inevitable exclusion from the banality of the ordinary life and people. As such, it is an aspiration of uniqueness, and intellectual and/or moral superiority over “the base.” (suite…)

Commentary views Turkey’s « ineffective » foreign policy in Mideast 18 août 2013

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BBC Monitoring European (UK) August 18, 2013                                 Türkçe

Text of report by Turkish newspaper Radikal website on 18 August

Column by Cengiz Candar: « Turkey’s ‘Precious Loneliness’ or its ‘Ineffective Foreign Policy’… » Has the leadership of Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan become a burden to the « Turkish model »?

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Egypt-Turkey-Kurds 16 août 2013

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Voice of America (VOA) August 16, 2013

Encounter

From Tunisia to Egypt, the “Arab Spring” uprisings ousted autocrats and catapulted several Islamist movements to positions of power. (suite…)

Erdogan accused of McCarthy-style witchhunt 1 août 2013

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The Times (UK) August 1, 2013 Thursday, p. 28

Alexander Christie-Miller

The Turkish authorities have been accused of organising a « McCarthystyle » witchhunt against dissenting journalists, with more than 60 forced from their jobs in recent weeks. (suite…)

Where is Turkey Headed? Gezi Park, Taksim Square, and the Future of the Turkish Model 31 juillet 2013

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U.S. Senate Committee on Foreign Relations, July 31, 2013
Subcommittee on European Affairs

James F. Jeffrey *

When Barack Obama made his 2009 trip to Turkey, his first bilateral visit as president, he did not single out Turkey as a model per se. Rather, he made the point that Turkey « is not where East and West divide — this is where they come together. » (suite…)

Not just a bad day for journalism, but for Turkish democracy 30 juillet 2013

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The Guardian (UK) July 30, 2013 Tuesday, p. 30

Yavuz Baydar *

Last week I was fired from my job as independent ombudsman for the Turkish daily newspaper Sabah, following the censoring of my column. (suite…)

Turkey’s Democratic Path 30 juillet 2013

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The International Herald Tribune (USA) July 30, 2013 Tuesday, p. 7

Egemen Bagis *, Ankara

Just days after your editorial  »Turkey undermines its bid to join the E.U. » (June 26), the E.U. decided to resume talks with Turkey by opening the Regional Policy Chapter to negotiations. (suite…)

Middle East Is Sinking Deeper Into Instability 24 juillet 2013

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The Moscow Times (Russia) 24 July 2013, p. 9                   Español  Français

By Javier Solana *

Instability continues to spread in the Middle East, with the military coup in Egypt the latest episode to trigger political tremors throughout the region. (suite…)

New Middle East 24 juillet 2013

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The Indian Express, July 24, 2013, p. 13

C. Raja Mohan *

As the old order crumbles in the Middle East, the imperative of recalibrating India’s regional policy has been staring at Delhi for some time. (suite…)

Interviste. « Pinar Elman e la rivoluzione turca » 23 juillet 2013

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Fondazione San Benedetto, 22/07/2013                                          English

di Alessio Mariotti

Pinar Elman è una giovane ricercatrice turca che ho conosciuto durante l’Erasmus a Lione,  dove era studentessa di Science Po. Oggi è analista al Polish Institute of International Affairs di Varsavia e collabora con numerose testate su temi di natura politica riguardanti la Turchia e l’Unione Europea. (suite…)

How media bosses undermine democracy 21 juillet 2013

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The New York Times (USA) July 21, 2013, p. S24                                   Türkçe

By Yavuz Baydar *, Istanbul

The protests that convulsed Istanbul and other Turkish cities last month exposed, among many other things, the shameful role of Turkey’s media conglomerates in subverting press freedom. (suite…)

Turkey and the Southern Corridor after TAP’s Selection as the Main Export Route for Caspian Gas 18 juillet 2013

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German Marshall Fund of the United States, July 18, 2013

Saban Kardas *

In late June, the consortium developing Azerbaijan’s offshore Shah Deniz natural gas reserves in the Caspian Sea chose the Trans-Adriatic Pipeline project (TAP) to transport Azerbaijani gas to European markets from the Turkish border onwards. (suite…)

Media Coverage of Climate Change in Turkey: The world versus Turkey 18 juillet 2013

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IPC-Mercator Policy Brief, June, 2013

Ömer Lütfi Şen *

It is sensible to expect the climate change issue to heat up in the international agenda during the second half of 2013 as the UN’s Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) will start to release the fifth assessment report (AR5) on climate change late this year. (suite…)

Morsi’s lesson for Erdogan 17 juillet 2013

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The Guardian (UK) Wednesday, July 17, 2013, p. 26

James E Baldwin *

The democratic Islamist parties can avoid alienating opponents – Tunisia’s gets this, Turkey’s does not. (suite…)