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As Kader Sevinç said in her paper for Euractiv , one of the main challenges for our generation is to better conduct the transition toward a transnational world in order to be able to providing solutions in accordance with our expectations and values. EU has difficulties to find solutions, and should deal with institutional and… » read more

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Turkey Progress Report 2013

The EU Commission’s report on Turkey this year ought to find a very sensitive balance. The report has to emphasize and support Turkey’s progressive and pro-European social movements (such as the Gezi) struggling for radical democratic reforms, individual freedoms and the rule of law. The report has to question as well the fairness of elections… » read more

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As general elections approach, Turkey’s chronic human rights deficiencies are becoming a new epidemic. This time, it is not the purported “Deep State” that is committing them, but the institutions of the legitimate state, largely by the instructions of the AKP government. Raids on Establishments Serving Liquor: So far, the media uncovered incidents in Kayseri,… » read more

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Once being served as the venue for grave torture operations during the infamous 12th September (1980) period, the Otağ-ı Hümayun building which is situated within the boundaries of the Davutpaşa Military Barracks, has, in cooperation with the 2010 European Cultural Capital Agency and the Yıldız Technical University, been restored and then inaugurated as a center… » read more

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Engin Altay, CHP’s Deputy Chairman in charge of Youth Groups and policies, has condemned the AKP’s violent policies towards University students, and extensive use of force by the Police. His recent statement is as follows: Just like the reactions in the early days of the Republic towards Universities or to the Dar-ul Funun, (The first… » read more

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Wikileaks blew into the Turkish politics like a foul wind. It is not clear whether the disparaging remakes by US diplomats would create further tensions in an already strained relationship, but allegations of corruption and cronyism are more important. So far, the accusations of the Wikileaks are not legally confirmed and I do hope that… » read more

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By MARC CHAMPION THE WALL STREET JOURNAL ISTANBUL—Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan of Turkey suggested Wednesday the U.S should punish diplomats who reported claims in leaked State Department cables that he and his family are corrupt, and said he planned to take legal action against them. In a sometimes furious televised address at the start… » read more

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David Kenner Monday, November 29, 2010 When Barack Obama took the podium before Turkey’s parliament in April 2009, in his first overseas trip as president, he delivered a speech that echoed much of the happy talk that has characterized U.S. rhetoric toward Turkey over the past decade. “Turkey is a critical ally. Turkey is an… » read more

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They hectically organize events; meet in a variety of forums, hold bi-lateral summits. No, this is not US; it is the smaller candidates on their way to accede to EU. They have offices in Brussels. They excel at creating opportunities for get-togethers. Without, fail, their delegates meet EU officials or parliamentarians each day. They meet… » read more

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GLOBAL ECONOMY AND TURKEY Dear President and Members of the Council of the Socialist International, I respectfully greet all of you on behalf of my country and the CHP. I am honored to take the floor here for the first time as the leader of my Party. The time period of this meeting coincides with… » read more

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The head of the EU delegation to Ankara, Ambassador Marc Pierini, lauded the involvement of the main opposition Republican People’s Party, or CHP, in the EU process over the past six months as “good news,” referring to party leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu’s meetings with EU Commission officials.

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Hurriyet Daily News – Referring to the NATO summit and missile defense system, Republican People’s Party, or CHP, leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu criticized the pro-government media for presenting the NATO summit as a success for the AKP. Also, Kılıçdaroğlu recalled Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu’s remarks that Turkey perceived no threat from either its neighbors or from… » read more

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Turkish press The party leader visited Diyarbakır and Şanlıurfa, two prominent cities in Southeast Anatolia, over the weekend in an attempt to boost the CHP’s popularity in the region, where its support has diminished over the last decade. The head of the main opposition expressed optimism over the weekend about closer ties with the country’s… » read more

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Sabah Daily Turkey’s Opposition Party Leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met Greece Prime Minister Yorgo Papandreu on Tuesday at the meeting of the Socialist International in Paris. Kilicdaroglu asserted that CHP wants to be more active in the Socialist International activities and to host next the Socialist International meetings in Istanbul. During the meetings, the two leaders… » read more

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Hurriyet Daily News The leader of Turkey’s main opposition party, who is attending a meeting of the Socialist International in the French capital of Paris, will join Greek Prime Minister George Papandreou; Martine Aubry, first secretary of the Socialist Party of France; representatives of France’s Turkish community on Monday. Kılıçdaroğlu is expected to give a… » read more

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Cumhuriyet Turkey’s main opposition leader Kemal Kılıçdaroğlu met Iraqi leader Talabani during a meeting of the Socialist International in the French capital of Paris on Monday. While Talabani asserted how much Turkey is important for Iraq, Kilicdaroglu stated the relations between two countries will be much stronger after ending the PKK problem. Kilicdaroglu asserted their… » read more

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Cem TURSUN/İSTANBUL, (DHA) Mustafa Balbay: Your conscience is even harder than granite! Tuncay Özkan: The Feast of Sacrifice is coming. Should I consider myself as to be sacrificed? In the 95th hearing of the 2nd Ergenekon case, in which the retired full generals Hurşit Tolon and Şener Eruygur are among the defendants, the claims of… » read more

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