Monthly Archives: March 2016

Merkel’s divisive Turkey gambit

With her refugee policies, Chancellor Merkel has isolated Germany to a greater degree than any of her predecessors. The Balkan Route has been closed down against her will and many EU leaders believe her overtures to Turkey are delusional, writes … Continue reading

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Draft proposal to EU-TR agreement on refugees

Below is the text prepared during a summit in Brussels: Turkey and the EU reaffirm their commitment to carry further their existing ties and solidarity and adopt results oriented action to prepare their common future. It is a firm commitment … Continue reading

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“My newspaper is taken by the AKP Gov’t”

“Yesterday, I was told not to send my weekly column that I have been writing from Brussels for the last 14 years. I have not been sacked yet but the AKP government has just confiscated my newspaper, the largest circulation … Continue reading

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