Dec 11 2013 - 21:10
Today Turkish EU Affairs Minister Egemen Bağış said that Turkey's accession to the EU is interfered with by stereotypes about the country. "One of the problems Ankara faces is lack of awareness on the part of the EU about Turkey, and this barrier must be overcome", Trend quotes the minister. He also noted that the forthcoming signing of an agreement on the abolition of visas for Turkish citizens can be considered as a major step in the negotiations between Turkey and the EU.
Dec 11 2013 - 17:45
The U.S. authorities have suspended the supply through Turkey of non-lethal military equipment to the north of Syria after the capture of storehouses controlled by the Free Syrian Army implemented by the "Islamic Front" rebel group, a spokesman for the U.S. State Department said. "As a result of recent developments the U.S. has halted all the supplies of non-lethal aid to northern Syria”, ITAR-TASS quotes the source.
Dec 10 2013 - 13:22
Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and Russian President Vladimir Putin have discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Moscow. The talks were preceded by a meeting of Azerbaijani and Armenian Presidents Ilham Aliyev and Serzh Sargsyan in Vienna on November 19 and a meeting of their foreign ministers at an OSCE summit in Kiev on December 4.
Dec 9 2013 - 16:12
The Turkish media reported today that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu intends to take the initiative to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Armenian-Turkish relations during his visit to Yerevan on December 12 on the sidelines of the summit of the Organization of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation.The newspaper Sabah reports that Davutoglu will advance "two proposals": he will propose Armenia to open the borders of at least two occupied Azerbaijani regions out of seven and open the borders of Armenia. Leading Turkish experts believe that the visit of Davutoglu to Yerevan, on the one hand, will be an important event for bilateral relations, but on the other hand, might not become historic.The editor-in-chief of Hurriyet daily, Murat Yetkin believes that the visit of Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu to Yerevan is a positive step. "This development gives hope for the establishment of peace and stability in the region," he said. The Radikal newspaper and its publicist Denise Zeyrek drew attention to the fact that the visit is not official. He believes that due to this fact the visit will not resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. Expert on the Caucasus of the political science institute "Strategic Perspective of Turkey" Mehmed Fatih Oztarsu suggested that Davutoglu will discuss the current problems of bilateral relations during his visit. "Yerevan is also optimistic about Davutoglu's visit, which is expected to demonstrate the positive attitude of the Turkish side. But the development of events will also depend on the Armenian side... 4 years later Davutoglu makes the first move and the Armenians will have to decide what to do next," Oztarsu believes.The Turkish media reported today that Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu intends to take the initiative to resolve the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Armenian-Turkish relations during his visit to Yerevan on December 12
Dec 6 2013 - 19:57
Turkish Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is going to visit Armenia on December 12th in order to take part in the meeting of the foreign ministers of the Organization of Black Sea Economic Cooperation's member states. Vestnik Kavkaza discussed the possible resumption of the Turkish-Armenian talks concerning opening the mutual border.