About: Recep Erdo?an

Med & South 09-02-2016

Turkish envoy: The EU should not tell us to open our borders when it is closing its own

EXCLUSIVE / The refugee crisis can only be solved if the international community finds a solution to the Syrian crisis, which has become an international civil war, said Turkish Ambassador Selim Yenel, in an interview with EURACTIV.

Migration crisis morphs ‘enlargement fatigue’ into realpolitik

The migration crisis is putting pressure on the EU to re-open accession negotiations with strategic neighbours. But it should take care not to compromise its values, writes Peter Van Elsuwege.
Europe's East 05-10-2015

Turkey’s Erdogan mocks EU over refugees during Brussels trip

Turkish President Tayyip Erdo?an mocked European Union overtures for help with its migration crisis during a long-awaited visit to Brussels on Monday (5 October) that in the end was partly overshadowed by Russia's violation of Turkish airspace near Syria.
Energy 31-07-2015

Putin and Erdogan to discuss TurkStream this autumn

Russian President Vladimir Putin will meet Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan this autumn and the two will discuss the TurkStream natural gas pipeline project, Kremlin spokesman Dmitry Peskov told reporters on Friday (31 July). 
Med & South 22-04-2015

Suddenly, there’s hope for Cyprus

Great Britain is not the only peripheral island with an uncertain relationship with the European Union that faces an important election. In polite company this second island is called North Cyprus, writes Andrew Duff.
Global Europe 15-04-2015

Erdogan vows to brush off any EU genocide decision

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Wednesday (15 April) warned that Turkey would ignore any decision by the European Parliament qualifying the 1915 killings of Armenians in World War I as genocide, saying such recognition would go "in one ear and out from the other".
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Enlargement 31-03-2014

EU calls on Turkey to step up reforms after Erdogan claims victory in local elections

The European Union has called on Turkey to step up reforms on democracy, rule of law and freedom of expression, after Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdogan declared victory in local polls on Sunday.
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Enlargement 13-06-2013

Erdogan’s Turkey has no place in the EU, say MEPs

MEPs on Wednesday lashed out at Turkish Prime Minister Recep Erdo?an over the violent response to the protests in Istanbul. The demonstration began as a peaceful sit-in against government plans to build a shopping centre in central Istanbul. But it has now evolved into wide anti-government protest that has polarised the country. The EU expressed concern about the use of police force after clashes with the protesters left 5,000 injured and 4 dead.
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