Turkey. EU hopeful Erdogan challenged on his ties to Iran

Turkish PM Erdogan challenged to show true colors and intentions. Turkish-speaking woman in Iran sentenced to death by stoning for admitting to adultery after receiving 99 lashes – and Erdogan stays mum. Is that the kind of broker between the West and Middle East that EU needs?

Turkey Has No Place in EU

As part of his campaign leading up to the EU Parliament elections June 7th the former vice prime minister and frontrunner for the conservatives Bendt Bendtsen (cons.) told media that he did not think that Turkey should ever achieve full membership of EU. Instead he would offer Turkey a privileged partnership. He is cited in […]

Showtime for Turkey

In relation to my previous post I want to point out an important issue playing out in the shadow of that conflict. Turkey is trying to gain membership to the EU using among other arguments the claim that, as a member, Turkey would be in a better position to act as a mediator between the […]

A quick run-through

I haven’t written anything here for a very long time now. My situation has changed and I no longer have the time or energy to look through all those news sources. I used to read a dozen blogs and newspapers every day. Partly because of this blog I then happened to get a job where […]