The former head of the Mejlis of the Crimean Tatar People, Mustafa Jemilev, is not disclosing an agreement with Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan after their last meeting, but assures they are preparing a surprise for Crimean occupiers.
Poland and Turkey share the view that Ukraine's striving to maintain its territorial integrity should be supported, Polish and Turkish Presidents Bronislaw Komorowski and Abdullah Gul said at a joint conference in Ankara on Wednesday.
Turkey's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan said on Friday that Turkey would support Crimean Tatars in maintaining their political rights amid the ongoing crisis in Ukraine Anadolu Agency reported.
At their November 28th, 2011 summit, the EU and the U.S. decided to establish the High-Level Working Group on Jobs and Growth with the task of identifying policies and measures to increase trade and investment. In order to increase trade and investment in the relations between these two regions, the Working Group settled on creating a comprehensive agreement including bilateral trade, investment, and regulatory issues. It was thus that on February 13th, 2013, the two global actors decided to create the Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership (TTIP). There’s substantial controversy over whether the agreement will be a game-changer or not. The partnership negotiations, which started in July, completed its third round on December 20th, 2013.
On March 30 2014 Turkey will hold location elections. Their results are important for Erdogan on the eve of the first general Presidential elections, planned in August.
Latvian President Andris Berzins has said that Turkey and Latvia enjoy active and productive relations in all fields, adding that President Abdullah Gül's visit to Latvia last year played a significant role in boosting economic relations, in particular.
EU accession talks started in 2005, but negotiations have stalled. The EU is unhappy with several human rights and reform issues, but Fadi Hakura from Chatham House thinks neither side is that keen on membership anyway.
The Secretary General of the Organization of Islamic Cooperation H.E. Ekmeleddin Ihsanoglu paid a farewell visit to Turkey on 16-17 December 2013.
A readmission agreement was signed between the EU and Turkey on Dec.16, TRT TV channel reported.
Bulgarian authorities say they are constructing a fence on a 30-kilometer (19-mile) stretch of the country's 274-kilometer (171-mile) border with Turkey in an effort to stop illegal immigration.