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The Refugee Deal Continues Europe's History of Dirty Dealing With Turkey

Stefan Ihrig | Posted 03.21.2016 | World
Stefan Ihrig

The deal calls up memories of Europe's checkered history of deal-making with Turkey. During World War I, the German chancellor reacted angrily to mounting pressure to intervene to stop the Armenian genocide. He said, "Our only goal is to hold Turkey at our side until the end of the war, regardless of whether the Armenians perish over that or not. If the war carries on for a while, we will need the Turks very much." The parallels are unsettling, to say the least.

Turkey Hits Back At Criticisms Of Its Foreign Policy

Reuters | Posted 02.08.2015 | World

* EU said Ankara drifting away from bloc on foreign policy * Turkey says contributes but kept out of decision-making By ...

There is No Place in the European Union for This Turkey

Theo Summer | Posted 06.11.2014 | World
Theo Summer

For 30 years, I have advocated accepting Turkey into the European Union, once the country has fulfilled the Copenhagen Criteria: institutional stability as a guarantee of democracy, the rule of law, respect for human rights and minority rights, a functioning market economy, and finally the pledge to embrace the goals of the political, economic and monetary union. If Erdogan continues as he has over the past two years, he will not fulfill these criteria. There is no place in the European Union for this Turkey.

Turkey in Disarray

Allan Topol | Posted 12.28.2013 | World
Allan Topol

In an effort to make himself the leader of the Islamic Middle Eastern world, Erdogan decimated that relationship which has cost Turkey in terms of shared intelligence about hostile neighbors including Iran.

Merkel's Visit to Turkey Marks a Positive Change of Mind

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 04.29.2013 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Does this mean that the German chancellor comes closer to CDU heavyweights who have been vocally pro-Turkish membership, such as Ruprecht Polenz, Chariman of the Bundestag's Committee on Foreign Affairs, and gets ready to be challenged by others within?

Turkey, Weary of the EU, Tiptoes Towards the Shanghai Five

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 03.31.2013 | World
Yavuz Baydar

Turkey's popular, charismatic and impulsive prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, never ceases to surprise. His recent bombshell was about Turky's flirtation with the "Shanghai Five," The Shanghai Cooperation Organisation.

The Turkish Economy Meets EU Entry Criteria

Recep Tayyip Erdogan | Posted 01.28.2013 | World
Recep Tayyip Erdogan

Turkey today is strong and resilient. But there is more to be done to improve our performance and build proactively on this foundation.

Cyprus: Small Country, Big Presidency

Endy Zemenides | Posted 09.04.2012 | World
Endy Zemenides

On July 1, one of the EU's smallest states and most recent members -- the Republic of Cyprus -- assumed the six month presidency of the E.U. There are three reasons why Cyprus' presidency will be of such great consequence.

Myths and Facts: 'Imprisoned Journalists' in Turkey

Yavuz Baydar | Posted 02.12.2012 | World
Yavuz Baydar

As Turkey's accession negotiations with the EU enters their seventh year, critical voices with regard to restriction of free speech and application of detentions slowly turn into a chorus.