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Turkey, EU start talks to lift visa restrictions

Turkey, EU start talks to lift visa restrictions

December 16, 2013 - 14:42 AMT  10:42 GMT
The EU is refusing to start negotiations in eight policy areas until Turkey opens its ports and airports to goods from Cyprus.
Turkey's hopes for EU still vain

Turkey's hopes for EU still vain

January 8, 2013 - 18:04 AMT  14:04 GMT
As the year 2013 started, Turkey began talking about accession to EU again; as always, it first accused EU of biased approach and dislike towards the “most progressive country in the Middle East and the world”. These statements were voiced by Turkey-EU chief negotiator Egemen Bagis.
Turkey will never join EU

Turkey will never join EU

April 26, 2012 - 16:23 AMT  12:23 GMT
Turkey’s entry into EU would further increase the danger of islamization of Europe, Johann Ewald Stadler said. Ahead of the parliamentary elections in Armenia, PanARMENIAN.Net had an interview with Johann Ewald Stadler, Austrian representative in the European Parliament. Stadler will visit Armenia as member of the observing mission of the International Center of Election Systems (ICES). Speaking in Austria’s parliament on April 24, Stadler called on Turkey to recognize the Armenian Genocide. In 2011, Austrian MP demanded that Turkish ambassador in Vienna be banished.
Egemen Bagis views Sarkozy and Merkel as opponents of Turkey's EU bid

Egemen Bagis views Sarkozy and Merkel as opponents of Turkey's EU bid

March 13, 2012 - 22:09 AMT   GMT
Turkish Minister for EU affairs, head of the Turkish delegation Egemen Bagis has recently intensified his “attacks” on the EU, wittingly or unwittingly pushing to the distant future the issue of his country’s joining the Union. In the statements of Bagis one can easily trace neo-Ottoman rhetoric. It was such statements that were “in vogue” at the time of the Ottoman Empire, from which so unwisely and violently dissociates itself modern Turkey, when it comes to history.
Ukrainian expert: Genocide bill passage will affect Turkey-EU ties

Ukrainian expert: Genocide bill passage will affect Turkey-EU ties

January 26, 2012 - 14:56 AMT   GMT
The Genocide bill is believed to take effect in France within two weeks, after it will be signed by President.
MEP: clear majority of French population against Turkey's EU accession

MEP: clear majority of French population against Turkey's EU accession

November 15, 2011 - 14:57 AMT   GMT
Lambsdorff: you may hear about 2 issues: one related to Armenian question and the other to Turkey's possible EU membership.
Erdogan slams Germany for opposing Turkey's EU full membership bid

Erdogan slams Germany for opposing Turkey's EU full membership bid

November 2, 2011 - 11:50 AMT   GMT
"Germany should do much more for Turkey's EU membership bid as this would massively support integration,” Turkish PM said.
EU to prepare roadmap to abolish visa requirements for Turks

EU to prepare roadmap to abolish visa requirements for Turks

September 29, 2011 - 10:11 AMT   GMT
“We are at the beginning of a journey. But we will start facilitating visa requirements at this time,” Malsmtröm said.

How long will Turkey be knocking on EU doors?

July 14, 2011 - 15:04 AMT   GMT
The new Turkish government established a Ministry for EU Affairs. Egemen Bagis, former State Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks, was appointed head of the newly-formed Ministry. There is also the National Agency attached to the Ministry that deals with coordinating the education of Turkish students abroad. Bagis believes that students are able to root out the prejudices, the biggest obstacle to Turkey’s EU membership. “It is important that about 40 thousand students who are annually sent to Europe make it clear why Turkey should join the EU,” he said.
Turkey to increase EU efficiency, Gul says

Turkey to increase EU efficiency, Gul says

June 7, 2011 - 15:31 AMT   GMT
Turkish President: EU including Turkey will be more successful in dealing with both external and internal threats to Europe's security.
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