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EU needs Turkey more, says ex-enlargement chief

hile the relations between the European Union and Turkey have been sore for a while, talking to Anadolu Agency during the ‘International Symposium on July 15 and Coup D’etat – Global Impacts, Media and Democracy’ summit in Kocaeli, northwestern Turkey, ex-enlargement chief Gunter Verheugen criticized the EU for their attitude on Turkey’s membership.

Neither NATO Nor Shanghai Alone: Turkey’s Quest for a Defense System

Comments made by Western politicians and military figures along with the discussions in the public sphere were reminiscent of what can be called a “déjà vu” - Same arguments, similar statements! Not so concerned about the country’s national security, the western public sphere, media and bureaucracy once again diverted their criticisms towards Turkey.

Post-referendum Iraq: already in crisis

” While the international community, with the exception of Israel, refuse to recognize the poll, Barzani’s statement asserted that “We also reassure the international community that we are immediately ready to engage in negotiations on independence with Baghdad.

Elderly Rohingya miserably fail to escape death

While harshly criticizing the use of “Islamic terror” in world media and political discourse, the President stated that “nearly 1 million Rohingya are being subjected to genocide and are fleeing to Bangladesh,” “we never said it was Buddhists who killed them.

What does Turkey want in Iraq?

While it is more than natural for the referendum to be discussed within Turkish media circles due to the territorial proximity with Iraq, the discussions conducted often go too far as policy recommendations that will strain Turkey are made.