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Today’s Turkey Has No Place in EU, Says Greek Minister

Only days after the EU foreign ministers’ warning over Ankara’s ‘failure’ to open its ports to shipping from Greek Cyprus, Greece’s Deputy Foreign Minister Dimitris Droutsas says although Turkey has a place in the bloc, it is not the Turkey of today.

Bipartisan Senate Letter Rebukes Turkey for Worsening Israel Ties

A bipartisan letter sent to the Turkish Embassy from 10 US senators on December 7 sharply rebuked the Turkish government for the “downward trend of relations between Turkey and Israel this past year,” reported the Weekly Standard’s Blog on Monday.

Turkish Airlines Preparing Charter Flights to Yerevan

ANKARA (Combined Sources)–Turkey’s national airline company has been preparing to launch charter flights to the Armenian capital, Today’s Zaman reported on Monday. According to Zaman, Turkish Airlines (THY) recently sent unofficial letters to the Turkish Directorate General of Civil Aviation (SHGM) and the Turkish Foreign Ministry, asking for information regarding charter flights by Armenian national

Turkey Says No Plans for Trilateral Summit

ANKARA–A Turkish Foreign Ministry Spokesman on Friday denied media reports that Turkish President Abdullah Gul was planning to host a new round of trilateral talks between his Armenian and Azeri counterparts in Istanbul, reported the Anatolia News Agency. Burak Ozugergin said Friday that Turkey had no efforts to organize a tripartite summit with the presidents

US Urges Ankara,Yerevan to Push Forward Reconciliation

ANKARA (Hurriyet)–A senior American diplomat Tuesday urged Turkey and Armenia not to halt the reconciliation process started by President Abdullah Gul’s historic visit to Armenia in early September following a formal invitation by his Armenian counterpart. Daniel Fried, the US Assistant Secretary State for European and Eurasian Affairs, held a three-hour meeting with Ertugrul Apakan,