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EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır will pay a two-day working visit to Brussels on Nov. 11-12 for talks on Turkeys European Union membership bid.

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The Turkish governments goal of becoming a superpower in 2023 based on steel and iron production, nuclear power and coal-fueled energy sector is wrong, according to this weeks guest for Monday Talk.

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EU Affairs Minister Volkan Bozkır will pay a two-day working visit to Brussels on Nov. 11-12 for talks on Turkeys European Union membership bid.

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Chair of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) in the European Parliament Gianni Pittella has said, “We want to open Chapters 23 and 24 of the [EU] negotiation process because we want to push the Turkish authorities to follow the guidelines for Turkey accepted by the Ministry of EU Affairs.”

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Despite strong criticisms raised by the European Union over the Turkish governments recent legal regulations and bans on social media which violate the unions core values, including the separation of powers, the rule of law and freedom of speech, the EU is unwilling to shelve Turkeys membership though it may adopt a harsher stance. “Legal […]

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Erdogan’s Foreign Policy Reset

A few years ago, Turkey was the rising power of the Middle East, content to turn away from closer ties with Europe towards its Sunni allies. But with chaos in Syria and Egypt, its fortunes have changed drastically. Following a string of setbacks that has left it increasingly isolated in Europe and the Middle East, […]

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European Union officials have called on Turkey to respect the principles of the rule of law and separation of powers as well as the independence of the judiciary in Turkey, while hosting Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan on his first visit to Brussels after five years. In a joint news conference after meeting Erdogan […]

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Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan gave assurances to the European Union to respect the rule of law, judicial independence and the separation of powers amid the government’s move to draft a controversial judicial bill in response to an ongoing graft probe. “We have followed the events closely, and I have today relayed the European concerns […]

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European Union governments agreed on Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on the EU terrorism blacklist in a reversal of past policy fuelled by concerns over the Lebanese militant movements activities in Europe. Britain and the Netherlands have pressed EU peers since May to put the Shiite Muslim groups military wing on the […]

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The European Union is the most successful ever peace project. On a continent that fought so many wars all through the history, nations, through EU membership, were made interdependent economically, politically and to some degree culturally. Members are required to act in solidarity. Irrespective of their sizes, these members were granted full equality. The last […]

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