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Global Europe 18-09-2013

Europe and Turkey: In search of a new world

Some EU governments act in contradiction with a strategic vision for the common European values and interest when they block Turkey’s accession talks, writes Kader Sevinç.
Elections 12-06-2013

Erdo?an’s election strategy could set Turkey on fire

Prime Minister Erdo?an seems to have chosen a policy of high tension. By escalating his Islamic discourse, he is targeting the next election. But he is also putting his own supporters on a collision course with urban and educated young Turks, writes Zeynep Gö?ü?.
Global Europe 25-01-2012

Erdogan should resign over Armenia row

Erdogan should have followed a rational and strategic approach regarding the French bill on Armenian genocide. Instead, he acts like a small kid in the sandbox, writes Michael Kambeck from European Friends of Armenia.
Global Europe 12-09-2011

Why crisis between Turkey and Israel is hurting everyone

The recent downgrade in Turkish-Israeli relations is not beneficial to either country, leaving Israel more isolated and depriving Turkey of its role as a mediator at a time of acute instability and change in the region, argue Emiliano Alessandri and Joshua Walker of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.
Enlargement 15-07-2011

How ‘not’ to manage a political crisis: The Turkish example

The reaction of the Turkish government and opposition to the crisis over imprisoned Kurdish MPs is unbecoming of a nation with aspirations of European Union membership and leadership in the Middle East, argues Lars Hoffmann and Firat Cengiz.
Enlargement 10-06-2011

Recipe for a third term: stability and change through the EU accession process

Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Ba??? argues in an exclusive op-ed for EURACTIV that a third term for Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an would herald a continuation of what he calls the government's "balance between stability and change".
Enlargement 10-06-2011

How to read the outcome of the Turkish elections

Turkey's upcoming parliamentary elections signal an opportunity for positive reform of the Turkish constitution and better relations with the European Union, argues Sinan Ülgen in an exclusive commentary for EURACTIV.
Enlargement 27-05-2008

What is happening in Turkey?

Turkish politics is on the brink of a new era as whatever the outcome of the Constitutional Court’s ruling on the Justice and Development Party (AKP), a new political landscape will emerge after the changes are enforced, argues Senem Aydin Düzgit in a 22 May commentary for the Centre for European Policy Studies (CEPS).