By Muhittin Ataman, Daily Sabah
Turkey and the European countries have cooperated against the Soviet expansionism throughout the Cold War period. As one of the most significant members of the NATO alliance and as a frontline country, Turkey contributed to European security while Turkish citizens contributed to the economic development of Europe.
THE COUNCIL of leaders “unanimously condemns the Turkish action in the EEZ of the Cyprus Republic and supports the efforts of the government to safeguard the sovereign rights of the Cyprus Republic and the unobstructed continuation of its energy plans,” said the government spokesman after President Anastasiades’ morning meeting with party leaders.
By Prince Michael of Liechtenstein, Geopolitical Intelligence Services
Johannes Hahn, the European Union’s commissioner for enlargement, was in Sofia, Bulgaria last week to talk with foreign ministers of candidate countries to join the 28-nation bloc.
Hundreds of refugees and migrants are living in abandoned factories and tents around the port of Patras, hoping to leave Greece and continue on to northern Europe.
By Alper Ali Riza,cyprus-mail.com
WHAT’S in a name? Juliet Capulet asked rhetorically in William Shakespeare’s Romeo and Juliet. If the name is Macedonia and you are Greek, only a country by another name would smell sweet. Most Greeks I know would not countenance use of the name Macedonia by ano ther country. The clash is between geography and history and Greece has both history and geography on her side.
By Hasan Öztürk, Yeni Safak
Strong steps for a political solution” had started to be taken in Syria following the tripartite summit in Sochi, a continuation of the Astana process, until a hand stepped in – or perhaps, a few hands.
By Yusuf Kaplan, Yeni Safak
Imperialists want, at all costs, to make Turkey kneel.
The U.S. supplying a terrorist organization with 4,500 truckloads of weapons is not for nothing.
The naming dispute between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia has roots that go back to antiquity. The problem is that the boundaries of the region known as Macedonia have changed greatly over time.
Since the election of a reformist, social democratic government, Macedonians are seeing surprising shoots of hope in their country.
By DAVID STEFANOSKI, Open Democracy