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50 YEARS OF EU-TURKEY RELATIONS: TALK THE TALK AND WALK THE WALK

50 YEARS OF EU-TURKEY RELATIONS: TALK THE TALK AND WALK THE WALK

upa-admin Eylül 12, 2013 0

12th September 2013 marks the 50th anniversary of the Ankara Agreement, signed in 1963 in Ankara, hence its name. The agreement established an association between Turkey and the then European Economic Community (EEC) signaling

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INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR DANIEL PIPES

INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR DANIEL PIPES

upa-admin Ağustos 27, 2013 0

Daniel Pipes is President of the American think-tank, the Middle East Forum (http://www.meforum.org/), and publisher of its journal, the Middle East Quarterly. His writing focuses on the American foreign policy, the Middle East, Islam and Islamism. For details

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TURKEY: A DIFFICULT COUNTRY FOR JOURNALISTS

TURKEY: A DIFFICULT COUNTRY FOR JOURNALISTS

upa-admin Ağustos 17, 2013 0

Which country jails the most journalists? You could easily think of a theocratic regime in Middle East, communist countries or a dictatorial-rule country as the correct answer but in fact according to many different

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TURKEY’S FOREIGN POLICY NEEDS A RESET

TURKEY’S FOREIGN POLICY NEEDS A RESET

upa-admin Ağustos 16, 2013 0

Turkey’s current situation proves that the AKP’s foreign policy approach has roundly failed. When they rose to power in 2002, Turkey’s Justice and Development Party (AKP) and its leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, made a

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ERGENEKON COUP PLOT TRIAL: REGIME CHANGE THROUGH LAW

ERGENEKON COUP PLOT TRIAL: REGIME CHANGE THROUGH LAW

upa-admin Ağustos 5, 2013 0

The Ergenekon coup plot trial, which is considered as the most important legal battle in recent Turkish history, reached an end yesterday (05.08.2013) after Istanbul’s 13th High Criminal Court handed down severe punishments, including

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EU-TURKEY RELATIONS AFTER GEZİ: ANOTHER HALT OR AN INCENTIVE TO REVIVE TURKEY’S MORIBUND ACCESSION PROCESS?

EU-TURKEY RELATIONS AFTER GEZİ: ANOTHER HALT OR AN INCENTIVE TO REVIVE TURKEY’S MORIBUND ACCESSION PROCESS?

upa-admin Temmuz 15, 2013 0

In my previous article I was to a certain extent optimistic over a positive breakthrough in EU-Turkey relations in 2013. However, the way Prime Minister Erdoğan and the AKP members (with a few exceptions)

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THE NEED FOR ‘THIRD WAY’ IN THE MUSLIM WORLD

THE NEED FOR ‘THIRD WAY’ IN THE MUSLIM WORLD

upa-admin Temmuz 4, 2013 0

Yesterday, Egyptian Army made a coup d’état and took the control of the country against the first democratically elected Islamist-oriented President Mohammed Morsi. What happened yesterday in Egypt shows once again that there is

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TURKISH SPRING: OCCUPY GEZİ

TURKISH SPRING: OCCUPY GEZİ

upa-admin Haziran 6, 2013 0

A small environmentalist protest that started on 28 May 2013 in order to protect one of the rare green areas in Taksim called “Gezi Park” surprisingly turned into a massive social movement in Turkey

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THE ARAB SPRING: A CONSPIRACY THEORY OR NATION’S WILL?

THE ARAB SPRING: A CONSPIRACY THEORY OR NATION’S WILL?

upa-admin Mayıs 13, 2013 0

Revolts did not knock on the door, they just sneaked in the Arab region, toppling some regimes while shaking the thrones of others. Analyses began to heap in an attempt to examine this state

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INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR JEFFREY HAYNES

INTERVIEW WITH PROFESSOR JEFFREY HAYNES

upa-admin Nisan 1, 2013 0

WHO IS PROFESSOR JEFFREY HAYNES? Associate Dean of Faculty, Research and Postgraduate, and Director of the Centre for the Study of Religion, Conflict and Cooperation, London Metropolitan University, Calcutta House, Old Castle Street, London E1 7NT. Jeffrey

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