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Tuesday, 26 June 2018 22:09

Turkish choice

In Turkey, June 24 took place the historical pre-term presidential and parliamentary elections

For the post of President of Turkey in 2018, 6 candidates applied:

  • Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the Justice and Development Party (current president);
  • Muharrem Inje - Republican People's Party;
  • Meral Akshener from the new party "Good Party";
  • Selahattin Demirtash from the People's Democratic Party;
  • Temel Karamollaoglu - The Virtue Party (Saadet);
  • Dogu Perincek - Patriotic Party (Vatan).


To win the election, the presidential candidate must win an absolute majority of votes - 50% plus one vote. In case of shortage, the second round is supposed. The official election results are announced by the Turkish High Electoral Commission within 24 hours after the voting is closed.

The early elections of 2018 were the second national elections in the country, the president had previously been elected by the parliament.

To the last, it remained an intrigue whether there will be a second round of presidential elections or not, since the current leader of the country Recep Tayyip Erdogan had a strong competitor from the opposition center-left Republican People's Party Muharrem Inje. He was the one who many predicted passage together with Erdogan in the second round, which would be in the case of on July 8th.

However, the President of Turkey Recep Tayyip Erdogan scored an absolute majority in the presidential election.

Turkish President

What became known on June 25 from the statement of the head of the CEC Sadi Guven.

Initially, elections were scheduled for 2019, but after the fall of the Turkish lira against the dollar earlier this year, the government announced early elections, giving candidates only a couple of months to prepare. Civil organizations and opposition parties conducted an unprecedented mobilization to observe the elections on Sunday. Eight international organizations also monitored the voting. According to Turkish media, in the Sunday elections Erdogan received about 53 % of the vote. His main rival, Muharrem Inje, took second place, receiving 31 %. The state media estimate the turnout at 87%.

The elections were held under the state of emergency, which provides law enforcement officers wide powers to arrest.

The state of emergency, introduced after the coup attempt in July 2016. Then, the Turkish authorities accused the spiritual leader Fethullah Gülen, who lives in the US, as well as the supporters of the Hezmet movement that he leads. Gülen rejects everything. According to the UN, as a result of the government's strategy of tightening nuts and fighting dissent, more than 160 thousand people in Turkey were imprisoned after the coup attempt.

Supporters of Erdogan, who has been in power since 2003, admire his support for conservative values, large-scale infrastructure projects and a decisive position in the security sphere. Critics accuse him of trying to impose an authoritarian regime in the country, the opponents of the current president promised in pre-election programs that they will not support constitutional changes.

The post of president in Turkey was once ceremonial, but in April 2017, 51% of Turkish voters supported the new constitution, which gave the president new powers.

They include:

  • The right to directly appoint top officials, including ministers, vice-presidents and other top officials of the state;
  • The right to influence the justice system;
  • The right to introduce a state of emergency.
  • The post of prime minister will soon be abolished.

Parliamentary elections in Turkey

Simultaneously with the presidential elections in Turkey, parliamentary elections were held.

Turkish Parlament

Several political parties took part in the elections:

  • Justice and Development Party (AKP),
  • Party of nationalist movement (MHP),
  • Republican People's Party (СНР),
  • "Good party",
  • Sunni "Party of Happiness" (or "Felicity"),
  • Democratic Party,
  • Pro-Kurdish Democratic People's Party (HDP).

The alliance, which includes Erdogan's Justice and Development Party, received 53.6% of the vote in the parliamentary elections, and the opposition alliance - 34%. Thus, Erdogan's party lost its independent majority and it will have 294 seats in the 600-seat Mejlis (parliament in Turkey). Most of it will be created thanks to the partner on the bloc - the Party of the Nationalist Movement. Until now, Erdogan's political force had 317 seats in the 550-seat Mejlis.

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Monday, 21 May 2018 01:35

Digest of interesting events in April

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Moscow and Ankara concluded an intergovernmental agreement on the construction of the "Akkuyu" nuclear power plant with VVER-1200 reactors in Mersin province on the Mediterranean coast in May 2010.

At the beginning of April 2018 Atomic Energy Agency of Turkey issued a license for the construction of the first unit. The regulator acknowledged nuclear power plant project complies with all requirements adopted in Turkey.

The design solutions of the "Akkuyu" NPP Station meet all modern requirements of the world nuclear community, enshrined in IAEA safety standards, the International Nuclear Safety Advisory Group and the requirements of the EUR Club.

Arrived on April 3 in Ankara, Russian President Vladimir Putin, together with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, took part in the ceremony of launching the construction of the first power unit of the "Akkuyu" nuclear power plant, which Rosatom is building in Turkey. Turkish president called the start of construction - "a historic moment". Erdogan stressed that with the output to full capacity, the nuclear power plant will meet 10% of Turkey's electricity needs, reducing dependence on gas and coal.

Accuya plan

The first nuclear power plant in Turkey will be launched in 2023, creating new jobs both in Russia and Turkey. Start of commercial operation of the power units №1-4 tentatively scheduled for April 2023, 2024, 2025 and 2026, respectively. Under the plan, "Akkuyu" should issue 35 billion kW / h of electricity per year at the stage of commissioning of all power units. The service life of the first power unit is calculated until 2083.

NPP "Akkuyu" Construction Project in Turkey is the world's first nuclear power plant project, implemented by BOO model (build-own-operate). It is 100% funded by the Russian Federation and, according to the signed intergovernmental agreement, at least 51% of shares should belong to companies from the Russian Federation, and 49% can be sold to outside investors.

In Saudi Arabia, where cinemas were banned in the early 1980s, the film was first shown on a wide screen

SA Cinema first movieFor more than 35 years, the inhabitants of the kingdom mostly went to watch films in neighboring Bahrain, but recently the General Commission on Audiovisual Media began issuing licenses to cinemas. The first shown film was the American animated film of 2017 "Emodzhi film".

It is noteworthy that the government lifted the ban on the work of cinemas even after the country's chief priest stated that "debauchery, which is shown in the films", distorts the morality of the country.

The Ministry of Culture ignored this statement and noted that it will begin to grant licenses for the screening of films immediately. But at the same time the films planned for the demonstration will be censored before they reach the big screens in order not to violate the country's moral values.

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A statement by the Minister of Information and Culture of Saudi Arabia states that the lifting of the ban on cinemas is part of the program of social and economic reforms implemented by Prince Mohammed ibn Salman.

According to Prince Mohammed, cinemas will reduce the level of extremism: "If you want to fight terrorism, you need to give people a lot of love. Love comes from joy, and the film - it's a joy".

SA CinemaThe economic development program of Saudi Arabia until 2030 provides for a serious growth of the entertainment segment, which forces the kingdom to abandon the extremely conservative policy of separate existence of men and women. According to government estimates, by 2030 the country will open about 300 cinemas with more than 2 thousands Halls. This will create 30 thousands Jobs and will contribute to the GDP approximately $ 24 billion.

Among other social reforms announced in Saudi Arabia in recent years - the abolition of the ban on driving a car by women.

The historic meeting of South and North Korean leaders Moon Jae-in and Kim Jong-un took place

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Kim Jong-un's meeting with South Korean President Moon Jae-in took place in the demilitarized zone on the South Korean side of the border at the Panmunjom border crossing during the inter-Korean summit of 2018.

Over four thousand journalists gathered to cover the inter-Korean summit from all over the world. South Korea turned the largest exhibition complex in Seoul into a huge press center. The summit was broadcast live on giant screens.

Formally, North and South Korea are still at war, since after the military conflict in 1950-1953 the countries have not signed a peace agreement. In fact, the Korean War lasted from June 25, 1950 to July 27, 1953. Many historians consider it was a conflict between the United States and the United Nations on the southern side and the army of China and the USSR Air Force from the north. After the war, the peninsula was divided into zones of influence of the USSR and the USA.

Kim Jong-un became the first leader of the DPRK to visit South Korea. For all time there were three meetings between the leaders of the two Koreas. In 1953, after the failed North Korean attack on the South in Pyongyang, the leaders of the North and the South held negotiations. In 2000 and in 2007, also in the capital of the DPRK, the father of the current leader of North Korea Kim Jong Il accepted the South Korean presidents.

The place where the soldiers of the North and South stand face to face is the most protected part of the demilitarized zone. Here, representatives of the two Koreas cross the state border for bilateral negotiations. In response to the question of Moon Jae-in, when he could visit the DPRK, Kim Jong-un took the president by the hand and moved to the north side. Previously, within the demilitarized zone, Southerners could cross the North border only inside special blue barracks. Returning to the territory of South Korea, the Leaders walked along the red carpet accompanied by soldiers dressed in the military uniform of the times of the united Korea.

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The first round lasted three hours. The place of negotiations was the "House of Peace" in the South Korean control zone. Kim Jong-un made an entry in the book for guests:
"At the beginning of a new history of peace and prosperity".

At noon, the black limousine of the leader of North Korea wandered from the House of Peace, with people in plainclothes running synchronously alongside him - the North Korean leader preferred dining on his territory.

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After lunch, the leaders arrived at the place of the symbolic tree planting (Pine Tree of Peace and Prosperity) - on the border of the two Koreas.

This action is filled with symbolism. The age of the tree is 65 years: exactly the same as after the end of the Korean War. Two slides of the earth: one - from the North Korean mountain of Paektusan, the other - from the South Korean Hallasan. Another detail: the water in the watering can Kim Jong-un - from the Han River in the South, at the Moon Jae-in - from North Korea Taedong in Pyongyang.

As a result of the meeting, the leaders of the two states agreed to sign a peace treaty this year that will end the Korean War, which is still officially incomplete, and about the resumption of communications between the countries.

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The parties undertake not to wage war against each other. They also agreed to work toward nuclear disarmament on the Korean peninsula and the phased reduction of armaments. The demilitarized zone on the border will now be called the "zone of peace". Also from May 1, countries stopped propaganda broadcasting on the border.

King of Swaziland Mswati III renamed his country to the Kingdom of eSvatini

EsvatiniThe new name of the state between South Africa and Mozambique is now eSvatini, which in Swahili means "Swazi's place". The population of the kingdom is about 1.1 million people.

King Mswati III announced the change of name at the sports stadium in Manzini during the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the independence of Swaziland from British rule. He stated that the country was returning to the name that It used before colonization by the British. Another occasion for celebrations was the anniversary of Mswati himself, who also celebrated his 50th birthday.

Swaziland gained independence from Britain in 1968. Before that, the country had been under the British protectorate for more than 60 years.

Svati suiteThe issue of renaming Swaziland was discussed for many years, and at the legislative level the issue was considered since 2015. Mswati III used this name, speaking to the UN General Assembly in 2017, as well as opening the session of the country's parliament in 2014.

Officially, the king of this African country is called "nguyenyama" ("lion"). Most of all, he is known for his polygamy and love for the traditional Swazi costume, in which the monarch constantly appears in public. Mswati III is the last absolute monarch in Africa. His power in the territory of Swaziland is unlimited. The king has 15 wives, his father for a lifetime had a total of 125

The king said that because of the name of the state, there is often confusion: "Every time we go abroad, people think that we are from Switzerland".

Human rights activists criticize the authorities of Swaziland for banning political parties and discrimination against women. In addition, the country has the highest prevalence of HIV and AIDS in the world.

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Saturday, 27 August 2016 11:36

Turkey expects to receive EU membership in 2023

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Turkey expects EU membership no later than in 2023, the conditions for entry are not the most favorable, but it can change quickly.

This was stated by the Turkish ambassador to the EU, Selim Enel in an interview with Die Welt.

"This year (2023 - Ed.), Turkish Republic will be 100 years old. For my country, membership in the European Union would be the highest achievement." - He said.

According to him, Turkey is very interested in the discussion of further issues, such as the opening of the section on energy, law and fundamental rights, justice, freedom and security. Towards the opening of new chapters in the accession negotiations is the Cyprus question. In particular, Cyprus is blocking the opening of these chapters. The solution of the Cyprus conflict will give negotiations on accession a tangible impetus.

The Turkish authorities consider unacceptable timetable for liberalization of the visa regime with the European Union, which Brussels has postponed until the end of the year. They want this question decided in this year. Discussion of a visa-free regime is carried out in 2013. EU Turkey Visa

In March of this year, an agreement was signed, under which the visa can be canceled if it is carried out a number of conditions.

According to the agreement, the Turkish side will take back illegal migrants from Greece and accommodation costs of migrants, the EU should take.

But further negotiations deadlocked because of the refusal of the Turkish government to change the anti-terrorism legislation.

After a failed coup attempt, the country has faced a wave of changes

Authorities fired or detained suspects of having links with the rebels. Moreover, the Turkish authorities have started talking about the return of the death penalty. After that Brussels has repeatedly received statements that the death penalty will close the road to the EU. If Ankara decides to impose penalty, the EU will immediately cease any negotiations with it.

MFA Investigation

As part of the cleansing of the state structures of members of the movement Gülen Fetullaha (FETO), withdrawn from foreign countries about 300 Turkish Foreign Ministry staff working in diplomatic missions.

The investigation, which aims to identify FETO relations in the diplomatic sphere, carried out by the prosecutor's office in Ankara. In result of investigation diplomats, convicted of involvement in a terrorist flow of Gulen, will be dismissed. Other employees of MFA will return to their duties.

Gyurdzhan Balik, who served as Secretary of the Turkish Foreign Minister in the period when the department was headed by Ahmet Davutoglu, have been detained as well as former ambassadors Tuncay Ali and Findik Babalu

In headed by Gülen movement "Khizmat" many followers in the Republic of Turkey, including in law enforcement circles.

HizmetErdogan calls them "state within a state"

Speaking about the role of his movement in the investigation of allegations of corruption, Gülen said that many of the dismissed or transferred to other positions in the ranks of the police and the prosecutor's office did not have any links with the movement.

Fethullah Gülen, in the words of former US Ambassador James Jeffrey, is the spiritual leader of the movement that has millions of supporters in the Islamic world. Its effect is based on a system of charter schools, which are open in 150 countries. He is considered the second most powerful man in Turkey after Erdogan.

Now he leads retired life in self-imposed exile in the United States, where he went in 1999 and never returned.

1013464757Attempting to overthrow by military President Erdogan was a complete surprise to everyone, although the army intervention in politics - is one of the most long-standing and stable traditions in the Turkish Republic. The failure of the coup, which must be repeated the classical scheme of the twentieth century - a sign of fundamental changes that have occurred since then.

Statements of President and the prime minister left no doubt that the bloody incident will be used for the radical cleansing of the political field of the country, which was not possible to produce so far, in spite of the continuous strengthening of the power and tightening methods of government.

The failure of the coup, which demonstrated a high degree of support for the authorities, "resets" the failures of internal and external policy of Erdogan, multiplied in recent years.

It is possible that in the prevailing circumstances, Turkey will try to come back to the fact that Erdogan is scheduled before start, "the Middle East's Gambit" - involvement in the affairs of Eurasia, the drift to the east, closer ties with Russia.

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Wednesday, 10 August 2016 22:10

A new stage in Russian-Turkish relations

Lord Palmerston 1855
"Short-sighted to consider this or that country invariable ally or the perpetual enemy of England. We don't have constant allies. We don't have eternal enemies. Only our interests are immutable and eternal. And our duty to follow them...." - British Foreign Secretary, Lord Palmerston, House of Commons , 1848.

In politics, are no friends and enemies, the policy should be based on pragmatic ways. The art of politics - is to use each other for your own purposes.

There are factor makes Russia and Turkey alike - in a relatively short period of time they were able to quarrel with all its neighbors, and with each other.

The severance of relations with Russia had a negative impact on the Turkish economy and policy. The fact that Turkey is in a complicated relationship with the West, and the fact that Russia is in a difficult relationship with the West, pushing them to mutual contacts and rapprochement. The convergence was outlined even before the recent coup attempt in Ankara. The failure of the coup accelerated this rapproachement.

Now, Putin and Erdogan are trying to use each other for the prosperity of their countries and to strengthen personal power. But both their countries are in a difficult situation, they are in fact in a state of political isolation. And for the Russian president, and the president of Turkey rapprochement - is primarily a way to break through this blockade.

Putin ErdoganJuly 29, Putin and Erdogan phoned the first time after the incident with the military aircraft. They agreed to restore relations, as well as a personal meeting. A little over a week later, on August 9 th, in St. Petersburg, held negotitations between Russian President Vladimir Putin and the head of Turkey Tayyip Erdogan.

Their meeting began with a handshake and lasted no more than ten minutes in front of cameras and for more than two hours behind closed doors. Both sides expressed optimism about the outcome of it. The meeting resulted, as expected by many experts, mutually beneficial agreements. The leaders discussed the entire range of bilateral relations, including the restoration of economic ties, where emphasis was placed on bilateral business projects.

The first charter flights will be resumed further visa restrictions would be reviewed.

The Turkish leader has confirmed that both the joint project between Moscow and Ankara: pipeline "Turkish Stream" and NPP "Akkuyu" will be resumed and brought to logical conclusion.

According to Erdogan, Turkey is ready to provide the project "Akkuyu" status of strategic investment:

"Thus, the project "Akkuyu" will take its place among the other projects in our country and will enjoy all the necessary benefits offered this status",  - said the Turkish President.

As the two leaders expressed the desire of both countries to enter the pre-crisis level of economic cooperation - the question arose about the lifting of economic restrictions. Russia plans to gradually abolish special economic measures and restrictions on Turkish companies. In particular, the prohibitions on the employment of Turkish construction companies will be lifted in the near future.

The negotiations resulted in a decision to accept at the government level in Russia, a special program of cooperation with Turkey in the 2016-2019 years. The fact of the beginning of negotiations is no less important than its result.

Syrian issue

Russia raised the issue of the permeability of the Turkish-Syrian border to the west of the Euphrates. This is a gap through which penetrated the terrorists and supplied weapons in recent years. In fact, after the bombings in Istanbul airport this year, a lot has changed. The Turks themselves are now much more interested in how to strictly control the border with Syria. Another issue is that it is not easy to do.

SiriaFrom a military point of view agree about something for Turkey and Russia will be difficult, until countries have very different views on some issues. Turks still do not want to put up with Russia's position. They still believe Assad is not a legitimate ruler of Syria.

Or, for example, the Kurdish question. Both countries have polar views on the Kurdish problem. Turkey takes a tough stance and demands that the Kurdish formation admitted as terrorist. Russia on the other hand supports the Kurdish forces, because it considers them effective measure to counter the group "Islamic State". To reach mutual understanding on this issue will be very hard - it is need strong arguments for it.

Responding to a reporter's question about the Syrian problem, the leaders noted that this issue will be discussed separately.

"We agreed that after this part here, we will meet separately with the ministers of Foreign Affairs, with representatives of the special services, exchange information and look for solutions", - Putin said.

The possibility of long-term strategic alliance between Moscow and Ankara is questionable

But the threat of the creation of such an alliance - is a great opportunity to manipulate the West, the perfect diplomatic tool, which can bring considerable benefits to the authorities of Russia and Turkey.

alliasRussia has an opportunity to make NATO nervous.

Turkey - a very important member of NATO, "the keeper of the keys" to the Black Sea. Distancing of Ankara from Washington and Europe denies NATO freedom of maneuver in this important region of the world. Also, this is an additional lever of influence on the West by political blackmail. "You do not want to agree on key issues, then we will deepen our engagement with Turkey!"

For Turkey, the situation in this context is symmetrical. The prospect of deepening cooperation with Russia - is a powerful lever of influence on the West, a way to squeeze out of the US and EU concessions on issues of particular interest to the current Turkish leaders.

Modern Turkey is not what it was before. Erdogan in Turkey creates a fundamentally new political system. In the process of interaction to which, in a completely new international conditions, Moscow can collect a considerable amount of political points. Of course, Russia will certainly not detach Turkey from the Western alliance. Turkey is linked to the western world by many threads, cut which is clearly not in the interests of Turkey.

Union with Russia can not be an full-fledged alternative to Turkey's alliance with the West.

With regard to the development of their political institutions Turkey took a giant step backward. And it will not allow the West to restore the relationships that were before. It is even possible that the issue of the entry of Turkey into the European Union will be removed from the agenda indefinitely.

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Tuesday, 02 August 2016 11:27

EU-changing external and internal

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker in an interview with the Austrian newspaper Kurier said that does not exclude the breakdown of the agreement with Turkey on the issue of illegal migration.

Juncker believes that the chance of a cancellation very high:

"The risk of cancellation of the agreement is very high. Success is very fragile. President Erdogan repeatedly hinted at the desire to cancel the agreement."

  • In April 2016, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlut Chavushoglu said that Turkey will cancel the agreement on migrants, if the EU does not keep its word, including the issue of visa-free travel to Turkish citizens.
  • In May this year, Juncker said that the agreement on visa-free regime with the EU for Turkish citizens, in turn, can be broken, if Turkey does not fulfill all the agreements.

According to Juncker, Europe will be face to face with the flow of refugees, if the agreement will be canceled.

brexitRecall that the United Kingdom by that time can greatly enhance control over the illegal migration. Brussels plans to start direct talks on Brexit no later than autumn 2017. Out of Britain from the European Union should be completed by the summer of 2019. On such terms rely both the British and the European authorities, writes Financial Times.

After the decision of the British, Brussels has repeatedly said that Britain should as soon as possible start EU exit procedure. However, EU officials have only now begun to prepare two years of negotiations to overcome the UK.

While Brussels regulates affairs between the countries members of the EU, the Institute for Human Rights currently only appears in Belgium.

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Media noted that Belgium has repeatedly been criticized because of the lack of similar center in the country. Last time such a comment came from the Human Rights Council in January this year.

According to the organization "Amnesty International", the establishment of the Institute of Human Rights is of key importance. It pointed out that in Belgium there are already institutions that are partly engaged in aspects related to this topic: gender equality, the fight against racism, the protection of private life, but there is no independent monitoring instruments of human rights for example in prisons.

Belgian Justice Minister Kun Gens announced that in Belgium soon there will be its own Institute for Human Rights. He assured that the establishment of such an authority is a priority of the government and the implementation of this dossier has recently accelerated.

The "Amnesty International" believe that as necessary to monitor the measures taken in the fight against terrorism.

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Flag CyprusThe leaders of the Greek and Turkish parts of Cyprus - Nicos Anastasiades and Mustafa Akindzhi - after lengthy negotiations called for unification of the island

As stated in the joint statement of politicians - "They expressed their determination to overcome all questions aimed at achieving a settlement of the Cyprus problem within this year".

A spokesman for the Cypriot government said that Anastasiadis and Akindzhi have different approaches on how to address the issue of security and guarantees:

Anastasiadis wants the two leaders reached an agreement first, which will then give Turkey. Akindzhi proposes to adopt a decision on a broad conference with the guarantor States, which then finalize the agreement.

"Anastasiadis's position is that the safety section and guarantees must first be discussed between the two communities to agree, and then submit to a multilateral conference, which will be attended by the guarantor countries - Greece, Turkey and the UK", - said the spokesman.

Cyprus leadersThe two leaders said they would like to underline their commitment to strengthen efforts in the coming months "with a view to achieving a comprehensive agreement for 2016".

"Last year, taking into account the interests of our community, we have made every effort to show respect for the rights of all parties to our common goal -. It is a win-win solution that will take into account the interests and rights of the future united Cyprus", - said in a statement.

The next meeting between the two leaders in Cyprus is expected to be held May 27

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Wednesday, 02 December 2015 01:09

The results of the EU-Turkey Summit

Head of the European Council, Donald Tusk said that following the results of the emergency summit EU-Turkey in Brussels, which took place on 29 November, between the Turkish authorities and the EU reached an agreement on the issue of illegal migrants.EU Turkey Summit in Brussel

German Chancellor Angela Merkel said that the summit participants approved the allocation of $ 3 billion for Turkey. It should help to establish control over migration flows. According to the Chancellor of Germany, Turkey is a key country for overcoming the migration crisis.

It is known that the migration process was one of the main issues of the summit.
Since Europe "flooded" refugees from the Middle East, the EU adopted a number of different measures and an agreement with Turkey is the next step towards the stabilization of migration situation.

Also, at the end of the emergency summit EU-Turkey reached an agreement on visa-free regime for Turkey in the autumn of 2016. Subject to completing by Turkey of EU requirements as provided in the road map.

In addition, Brussels will accelerate the process for the adoption of Turkey to the EU, the two sides agreed to continue the accession negotiations in December. This will be the 17th chapter of negotiations on Turkey's accession to the European Union, this time of economic and financial policy.

Ahmet Davutoglu

"We are the European nation ... the fate of our continent to join all of you. We want to be a member of the European family", - said the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu.

In its turn NATO will also provide additional assistance to Turkey

On December 1, NATO General Secretary Jens Stoltenberg said that in the near future the alliance will decide on the further support of Turkey in connection with the growing threat from "Islamic state".

In a short time in Jordan and later in Turkey, will begin military exercises of NATO. The exercise will be attended by the soldiers who will fight with IGIL.

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May 14 in Istanbul, capital of Turkey, was officially opened a representative office of the "European Unit".Representative Office in Turkey

Representative Office of the Organization headed - Ersin ŞenTR 1

The work plans of representation, signing memorandums with state and public organizations, various events in the sphere of science, education, medicine, culture and sport. Collaboration with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey, embassies and consulates.

It mapped out a plan of work for 2015.

The opening of a representative attended, Head of the Organization Iuliia Varchyk, Head of Representation in Turkey Ersin Şen and staff of representation.TR

Address and contact data will be presented on the website, in the section - CONTACTS.

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Встреча глав МИД стран НАТО пройдёт в Турции 13-14 мая.

NATO TURKEY March 2015Плановое заседание Совета НАТО на уровне министров иностранных дел пройдёт 13-14 мая в турецком курортном городе Анталья, в отеле "Сусеси Ресорт" - сообщила в официальном коммюнике пресс-служба НАТО.

Принимать гостей будет глава внешнеполитического ведомства Турции Мевлют Чавушоглу, а председательствовать будет генсек НАТО Йенс Столтенберг.

Программа совещания уточняется и будет объявлена позднее, но традиционно на подобных плановых встречах обсуждают актуальные вопросы международного положения и политики альянса. Министры обсудят вызовы безопасности в южном Средиземноморье, в том числе ситуацию, складывающуюся в непосредственной близости к турецким границам - в Ираке и Сирии.

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Sunday, 12 October 2014 13:42

Working visit to Turkey

Flag EUFlag TurkeyA working visit of the Organization "European Unit" representatives to Turkey

The two-day working visit to the Turkish capital city Istanbul, the leadership of the "European Unit" has been appointed representative of the Organization in the country and held meetings and negotiations.

Ersin-SenRepresentative office of the Organization "European Unit" in Turkey led Mr. Ersin Shen. Including Mr. Ersin Sheng was appointed head of the committee for work with the public in Turkey.

Turkey Organisation visitDuring meetings and negotiations were considered existing challenges and develop solutions to business issues on the signing of contracts and projects, as well as the appointed date of signing of the memorandum with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Turkey.

The working visit was organized by the Head of Organization "European Unit" Iuliia Varchyk and Deputy Head of Public Relations in Turkey Ersin Şen.

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