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  • Sarkozy spells out ‘red lines’ on Turkey trip

    News | Global Europe 28-02-2011

    French President Nicolas Sarkozy's visit to Ankara on Friday (25 February) confirmed opposition to Turkey's EU accession bid and, combined with Germany's resistance, appeared to indicate that the country's relations with the EU have hit an all-time low.

  • Nationalists stage anti-Turkey show in Bulgarian parliament

    News | Enlargement 07-10-2010

    The leader of Bulgarian nationalist party Ataka yesterday (6 October) surprised his big political ally, the ruling GERB party of Prime Minister Boyko Borissov, by staging an anti-Turkish show and slamming the government's relations with Ankara in parliament. Dnevnik, EURACTIV's partner in Bulgaria, reports.

  • Turkey referendum strengthens ruling party

    News | Enlargement 13-09-2010

    Turkey's ruling AK Party of Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an won a landmark referendum on Sunday (12 September) introducing changes to the country's constitution. The victory of the 'yes' camp by 58% against 42%, a higher margin than anticipated, is expected to strengthen the AKP ahead of national elections due next year.

  • Rapprochement between Ankara, Teheran worries Brussels

    News | Enlargement 17-11-2009

    Policymakers and influential media warned that Turkey's developing ties with Iran could be counterproductive to the EU's efforts to convince Teheran that it should abandon its nuclear weapons programme.

  • What is happening in Turkey?

    Opinion | Enlargement 27-05-2008

    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).

  • Dutch Presidency calls for “honest” decision on Turkey

    News | Enlargement 22-07-2004

    Dutch Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende has said that the EU should not be guided by fear of the Islamic faith when deciding on Turkey's membership bid.

  • Turkey’s Erdogan seeks French backing for EU bid

    News | Enlargement 20-07-2004

    Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan is in Paris for three days of talks aimed at overcoming French reservations about Ankara's bid for EU membership.

  • Union backs Turkey entry talks in 2005

    News | Enlargement 11-12-2002

    The Union's Foreign Ministers have expressed broad support for the proposal to open accession talks with Turkey in 2005 if the country passes a review. Meanwhile, President George Bush said the US will work hard to get Turkey into the EU.

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