Turkey EU accession

thumbnailTurkey's EU bid faces opportunities and challenges in 2013
2012-12-24Officials and analysts see potential for a new beginning in Turkey-EU relations, but roadblocks remain.
thumbnailTurkey, EU search for way forward
2011-06-28Reviving Turkey's stalled EU negotiations requires moves by both sides, experts say.
thumbnailTurkey's EU accession gets a boost
2011-06-15Prime Minister Erdogan's government has established a new ministry in order to jump-start the process.
Turkey's Erdogan, Gul reiterate commitment to EU path
2011-05-09ANKARA, Turkey -- Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan expressed resolve Sunday (May 8th) to settle all remaining issues between Turkey and the EU. "I...
thumbnailTurkey-EU visas: time is sensitive
2011-03-24Some say onerous visa procedures could force them to look for opportunities beyond the EU.
thumbnailTurkish minister clarifies "racism" remarks
2011-02-04Turkey's chief EU negotiator explains a comment he made at Auschwitz earlier this week.
Turkey seeks France's help in EU bid
2010-10-13ANKARA, Turkey -- Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Tuesday (October 12th) urged France to help Ankara along its road to EU membership. Speaking at...
EU foreign ministers discuss Turkey
2010-09-12BRUSSELS, Belgium -- EU foreign ministers met in Brussels on Saturday (September 11th) to discuss relations with Turkey. The informal talks aimed to...
Turkey's Erdogan reiterates commitment to democratic initiative
2010-07-19ANKARA, Turkey -- Despite rising political tensions due to terror attacks, the government seems to be standing firm on its democratic initiative aime...
Turkey-EU hold key meeting in Istanbul
2010-07-13ANKARA, Turkey -- Cabinet ministers and senior representatives of the EU will hold a critical meeting Tuesday (July 13th) in Istanbul. Foreign Minist...
Turkish government still considers EU top priority
2010-06-08ISTANBUL, Turkey -- EU membership remains Turkey's primary foreign policy issue, chief negotiator Egemen Bagis reiterated on Monday (June 7th), as th...
EU's Ashton, NATO's Rasmussen discuss BiH, Turkey
2010-05-26BRUSSELS, Belgium -- NATO Secretary-General Anders Fogh Rasmussen met with EU foreign policy chief Catherine Ashton on Tuesday (May 25th) to discuss...
Spain predicts Turkey may open EU chapters by late June
2010-05-11BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos said on Monday (May 10th) that new chapters of Turkey's EU membership talks will...
Fuele says Turkey should join EU
2010-05-02BERLIN, Germany -- The fact that Turkey is a predominantly Muslim country should not be an obstacle to EU membership, EU Enlargement Commissioner Ste...
thumbnailSarkozy stands between Turkey, EU
2010-04-20The French president has become the personification of European opposition to Turkey's bid to join the EU, but his dialogue with Turkey's Recep Tayyip Erdogan has raised hopes.
Turkey hopes Sarkozy will budge
2010-04-08PARIS, France -- Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said in Paris on Wednesday (April 7th) that he hopes French President Nicolas Sarkozy wi...
Turkey rejects privileged EU partnership idea
2010-03-28BRUSSELS, Belgium -- Turkey's chief negotiator with the EU, Egemen Bagis, has rejected Germany's idea of privileged partnership for Turkey, instead o...
Turkey asks EU to lift visa requirements
2010-03-16ANKARA, Turkey -- Foreign Minister Ahmet Davutoglu urged the EU on Monday (March 15th) to end visa requirements for Turkish citizens. The request cam...
thumbnailScience and Technology: Turkey steps up efforts against software piracy
2009-11-30Turkish authorities and Microsoft initiated a project to fight software piracy. Also in science and technology news: Croatian innovators won five gold medals in Brussels, and Serbia's Petnica Science Centre hosts a student conference.
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