About: Erdogan Archives

  • From Strasbourg, Erdo?an blasts France over burqa ban

    Languages & Culture 14-04-2011

    Speaking in Strasbourg yesterday (13 April), Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdo?an accused France of violating freedom of religion, after Paris began to enforce a law barring Muslim women from wearing full face veils in public.

  • Turkey tests ‘soft power’ in Arab world

    Med & South 11-04-2011

    In the context of the Libyan civil war and unfolding revolutions across the Arab region, Turkey is stepping up efforts to make its mark as a role model and diplomatic broker. EURACTIV Turkey contributed to this article.

  • Turkey accuses France of overstepping UN Libya mandate

    Med & South 22-03-2011

    EU hopeful and NATO member Turkey is expected today (22 March) to block a decision by the Alliance to take over leadership in securing the no-fly zone over Libya. In an apparent tit-for-tat response to France's reluctance to back its EU bid, Ankara is questioning the legal base of the coalition's operations in Libya.

  • Sarkozy spells out ‘red lines’ on Turkey trip

    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

    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

    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

    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.

  • Dutch Presidency calls for “honest” decision on Turkey

    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

    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

    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.