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Multi-speed EU: Cure All Remedy or Dead End?

bout a year ago in early March of 2017 a debate kicked off in earnest which only half a decade earlier would still have resulted in its promoters at best being sidelined, at worst removed from the public eye in their respective political parties - at least with regards to this and probably all other EU-policy making related topics.

A Divided Europe and Turkey

elations between Turkey and Europe were already strained and policies adopted by several European countries in regards to the July 15 coup attempt led to more of a crisis between Ankara and the western bloc.

Universal consensus to bring peace to Syria

n an opinion written for Newsweek, Turkey’s Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu described the situation in Syria not only as the “worst humanitarian crisis since World War II” but as a conflict that “encouraged the emergence of a global terrorist threat.

A Charm Offensive: Turkey and France Reset Relations

s it not bizarre: even before French President Emmanuel Macron welcomed his guest Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan on Friday 5 January, in Paris - for what after listening live on air to the press conference were very good bi-lateral talks indeed - that some in Europe’s anti-Turkey lobby had already pressed the panic button, pre-event and pre-press conference! Probably shocked to witness the Turkish government not only continuing with, but now bringing its successful 360 degree foreign policy (back) to Europe, too, anything seems apparently justified to erect roadblocks.