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Europe not only has a euro crisis, it also has a growth crisis. That is because of its chronic failure to encourage ambitious entrepreneurs The Economist | Jul 28th 2012 | BERLIN, MADRID AND PARIS   THE St Oberholz café in eastern Berlin is as hip as any of the area’s bars: graffiti-covered doors, in-your-face… » read more

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_____________________________       I was invited, as a poet, to Henrich Böll Foundation’s meeting: “Europe through the Eyes of Writers” to present my views on Europe’s future. It was a great pleasure to share with participants my ideas about the present and future of Europe together with Marianne Ebertowski (Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung European Union), Czech writer… » read more

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The abortion ban plan has sparked an intense debate in Turkey. I signed the petition “Say No Abortion Ban” because the abortion should certainly be regulated but without harming the right of women to make their own private life choice in the early stages of the pregnancy. A politicized approach based on the logic of… » read more

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A new Turkish Coffee Briefing was focused on the topic of “Greening Turkey: is there an European vision?” The introductory speech was given by Dr Uygar Özesmi, Executive Director of Greenpeace Mediterranean. During the debate moderated by Gizem Karslı, participants from the European Parliament, European Commission, international media, think thanks, business and civic society exchanged… » read more

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  www.turkishcoffeebriefings.org A new Turkish Coffee Briefings was on the topic of “European Parliament: Power and Politics”. The introductory speech was given by Richard Corbett, Cabinet Member of the European Council President Van Rompuy and former Member of the European Parliament. He is the co-author of the book “The European Parliament”. During the debate which… » read more

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Turkey Disputes U.S. Claim

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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