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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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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 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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RIZA TÜRMEN (Former Judge at the European Court of Human Rights, Council of Europe – Strasbourg) Milliyet – February 22, 2010 The arrest of Erzincan Chief Public Prosecutor İlhan Cihaner has indicated dangerous dimensions of polarization in Turkey. We cannot agree on even the most basic fundamentals such as “democracy,” “independence of judiciary,” and “separation… » read more

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