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Category Archives: International Relations

Will Turkey Ever Join the EU?

With all that’s going on in Libya, Syria and the Middle East in general, we can almost forgive the press for the lack of coverage of the two EU enlargement meetings with Turkey and Croatia last week. Well, to be honest there is also the potential that they didn’t give...

Posted on 29 April 2011

Queen Presents Award to Turkish President for Improving International Relations

Abdullah Gul has been given an award for his work in improving international relations. The Chatham House Prize was awarded to Gul in London by the Queen, for the strides he has made in improving Turkey's relations with its neighbours and internationally, as well as modernising Turkey. The Queen said:...

Posted on 10 November 2010

Turkish Employment to be Boosted Massively by Turkish Silicon Valley

Nihat Ergün, Turkish minister for industry and trade has said that Turkey's first “Silicon Valley” will be based between Kocaeli and İstanbul. Publication Today's Zaman has learned that the valley will be span 1100 acres of land, in what is recognised as the most industrialised region of Turkey. Ergün said...

Posted on 05 November 2010

President Gul Visits Bosnia-Herzegovina to “Increase Ties”

Bosnia Herzegovina will likely become the next country in an announcement of increased trade and or ties with Turkey, after the Turkish President Abdullah Gul visits the country this week. Gul told reporters that he will meet with his Bosnian counterpart and other high ranking members of the government, to...

Posted on 02 September 2010

Turkey Visa-Free Agreements to Boost Tourism

In the last fortnight Turkey has taken two very significant steps to increase tourism to the country. Citizens from both Lebanon and Albanian can now travel visa-free to and from Turkey, and vice-versa for Turkish citizens. Albanian's can now stay up to 90 days in Turkey without the need for...

Posted on 11 February 2010

Turkish US Trade to Increase by a Factor of 3

Speaking at a lunch hosted by the Turkish–American business council, U.S. Ambassador to Ankara James Jeffrey has said that trade between the two nations could increase by up to three times. After taking time to understand the problems and develop a plan for trade relations, Turkey and the United Sates...

Posted on 28 January 2010

Turkey Embraced by West – Revered by East… Best of Both Worlds?

Turkey is proudly taking its place as one of the key markets in the world we are all rebuilding after the catastrophic crash of the last 18 months. Today it officially launched its bid to host Euro 2016, where it will compete with the likes of France and Italy to...

Posted on 24 December 2009

Turkish Government Continues to Turn Turkey into International Influencer

The Turkish government will likely go down in history as one of the most adept at building and strengthening international relations and building the country's international presence. Erdogan has just returned from official meetings in Mexico and in Washington, where he met with the President. During the visit Erdogan secured...

Posted on 12 December 2009