Turkey and EU

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

Why Ankara refuses Kemalist project

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Russia is the only country which is currently interested in strong Turkey, a political scientist

EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims

EU urges Ankara to probe illegal vote claims

Turkey could hold a referendum on its long-stalled EU membership bid, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Monday. He also stated that the European Union had been violating its commitments for 54 years. The Sunday referendum in Turkey may …

 Erdogan: EU has not kept its promises

Erdogan: EU has not kept its promises

Addressing Turkey's long-stalled bid to join the EU, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan accused the European Union of failing to keep their side of the bargain.  The EU had "made us wait at its door …

Those who came to referendum in Turkey worried about economy

Those who came to referendum in Turkey worried about economy

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The economic situation in regions that voted against constitutional changes is worse

Erdogan claims victory in Turkish referendum but result swiftly challenged by opposition

Erdogan claims victory in Turkish referendum but result swiftly challenged by opposition

Most of the changes will not come into effect until after Turkey’s next presidential election in 2019

EU observer: results of Turkish referendum could have been manipulated

EU observer: results of Turkish referendum could have been manipulated

Up to 2.5 million votes could have been manipulated in the Turkish referendum which ended in a tight 'Yes' vote for greater presidential powers, an Austrian member of the Council of Europe observer mission, Alev …

Germany upset over results of Turkish referendum

Germany upset over results of Turkish referendum

63% of German Turks who voted in the referendum supported the constitutional amendments

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Kosachev: referendum’s results do not give Erdogan comfort

Turkey’s President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is ready to give up the idea of European integration, while seeking to strengthen his power, the Chairman of the Russian Federation Council (upper house of parliament) Committee …

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

EU on results of referendum in Turkey: we take note

European Union take note of the reported results of the referendum in Turkey on the amendments to the Constitution. "We are awaiting the assessment of the OSCE/ODIHR International Observation Mission, also with regard to …

Turkey does not want to join EU after Brexit vote - media

Turkey does not want to join EU after Brexit vote - media

Turkey could turn its back on their 54-year campaign to join the EU after Brexit exposed the weakness of the disintegrating union, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan's chief adviser Ilnur Cevik …

Turkey to enter a new phase of strengthened democracy

Turkey to enter a new phase of strengthened democracy

with a yes vote on April 16

 Erdogan intends to bring Europe to account in week

Erdogan intends to bring Europe to account in week

Turkey will soon hold the Europeans to account for their unfair treatment of the country, the Turkish Presidet Recep Tayyip Erdogan said at a rally in Izmir promoting a constitutional referendum. "I expect a high …

Understanding Trexit: What Brexit means for Turkey?

Understanding Trexit: What Brexit means for Turkey?

Brexit will throw up many challenges for the UK’s trade with Turkey

Would Turkey#039s EU membership issue be put to referendum?

Would Turkey's EU membership issue be put to referendum?

Turkish authorities discuss whether or not to stop the accession talks

 Ankara urges EU to mind its own business

Ankara urges EU to mind its own business

European Union should not to interfere in a referendum in Turkey expected on April 16 on changing the country's constitution, Turkish Prime Minister Binali Yildirim said. He added that Europe should "mind its …

Inside the key dynamics of Turkey’s economy: Ankara at the crossroads

Inside the key dynamics of Turkey’s economy: Ankara at the crossroads

Spiking trade with the EU was a key ingredient to the Erdogan boom years

Erdogan vs Germany

Erdogan vs Germany

Professor from Potsdam, speaking to Vestnik Kavkaza, commented on Turkish President's statements, as well as evaluated Germany's response

Erdogan: we are not enemies with anyone

Erdogan: we are not enemies with anyone

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan slammed again the Swiss government over a mass meeting of the members and sympathizers of the PKK terrorist group in capital Bern. “You call the president of the …

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties ‘from A to Z’

Erdogan says Turkey will review EU ties ‘from A to Z’

Tensions between Ankara and Brussels have reached a new level

Erdogan: Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

Erdogan: Turkey may hold EU accession referendum

President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has said Turkey may hold a referendum on whether to carry on with negotiations about joining the European Union, Al Jazeera reports. Speaking at a Turkish-Anglo …

Turkey to review its relations with EU after referendum

Turkey to review its relations with EU after referendum

Europe could be faced with a surprise depending on the results of the April 16 referendum in Turkey, the country's President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said. In an interview with broadcaster CNN Turk, Erdogan said …

Turkish-German row: win-win situation for politicians

Turkish-German row: win-win situation for politicians

Refusal of Turkish authorities from holding political rallies in Germany will not be the last problem

 Steinmeier: Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish-EU ties

Steinmeier: Erdogan jeopardizing Turkish-EU ties

Germany's Frank-Walter Steinmeier used his first speech as president on Wednesday to warn his Turkish counterpart Recep Tayyip Erdogan that he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent …

 Erdogan calls on EU to respect human rights

Erdogan calls on EU to respect human rights

Europeans across the world will not be able to walk the streets safely if they keep up their current attitude towards Turkey, the Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Ankara. "If Europe continues this …

The West#039s desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West's desperately needed reset with Turkey

The West must acknowledge that what Mr. Erdoğan represents will be part and parcel of Turkey's future

Erdogan: EU no longer be able to threaten us

Erdogan: EU no longer be able to threaten us

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said that after an April referendum Turkey will no longer be threatened by the European Union membership process. The President said that Turkey will no longer be …

 EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

EU Commission: no alternatives to EU-Turkey migrant deal exist

The EU-Turkish migrant deal is not perfect and its implementation continues to be difficult but there are no viable alternatives to it, the Chief Spokesperson of the European Commission Margaritis Schinas said. …

 Omer Celik: time has come to reassess migration deal with EU

Omer Celik: time has come to reassess migration deal with EU

Turkey's minister for EU Affairs Omer Celik said he believed the time has come for Turkey to reassess its migration deal with the European Union. Celik said that Turkey has fulfilled all of its obligations regarding …

Tensions rising between Turkish, European leaders before elections

Tensions rising between Turkish, European leaders before elections

The Netherlands is heading for a nationwide vote Wednesday, with concerns about Muslim immigration a central issue

EU stops financing of Turkey

EU stops financing of Turkey

According to the European Commissioner for Neighborhood Policy and Enlargement, Johannes Khan, the European Union has started to cut financing the programs of the European-Turkish cooperation, for which there is no noticeable progress. …