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“As the world expected (and feared)”, Erdoğan won the referendum last april, sweeping new constitutional powers to the Turkish President. More than a victory of the “evet” campaign or a …
On July 15th 2016, what was supposed to be another normal Friday in Turkey became the night of a coup attempt. A group of militaries took their guns, and with…
In view of the talks under the auspices of the UN to resolve the Cyprus problem, OneEurope discussed with Yiota Hadjikosta, a law student at the University of Nicosia, about …
Erdoğan, a leader who did many essential reforms in Turkey and helped its development, since in 2003 he became Prime Minister of Turkey. In the recent years he has become …
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said that he expects the Turkish Parliament to restore the death penalty, after a referendum next month to expand his executive powers.
The study of terrorism as a method of achieving strategic objectives has seen a generous number of disputes over the years from different scholars, mostly on the issue of defining …
Turkey’s domestic situation is highly unstable with terrorist attacks, increasing economic problems, unemployment, clashes against the Kurds at its south-east borders, tens of thousands of arrests that had as their …
Turkey has been in the highlights of international media during the last decade, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his Justice and Development Party (Adalet ve Kalkınma Partisi – AKP) made big achievements …
The aftermath of the coup finds Turkey in the middle of critical decisions about its geopolitical future. Recep Tayipp Erdogan, Turkey's president since 2002, has the momentum in favour of…
The United Nations High Commission for Refugees (UNHCR) states that the agreement between Turkey and the EU on a way to deal with the refugee crisis has, in reality, collapsed. …
An insightful interview on the recent developments in Turkey after the failed coup attempt
When the EU-Turkey refugee preliminary accord saw the light of day on March 8th, humanitarian organisations and the United Nations didn't need much time to raise their moral and legal concerns.
The clock is ticking and it is still unclear if the EU will manage to seal a refugee agreement with Turkey by the end of the week.
Switching the focus from Turkey's accession in the EU towards Euro-Turkish cooperation on pressing matters
New negotiations create new opportunities and challenges.
Russian warplanes are violating the NATO airspace for months
OneEurope contributor Fabio Paulos reports from the recent pro-Kurdish protest held in Paris
OneEurope author Fabio Paulos explores some of the similarities between Lisbon & Istanbul.
The Current Challenging Context Facing Turkey
Turkey held its 24th general election in its history last 7th of June. The new 550 MPs are now part of the 25th Grand National Assembly of Turkey. As expected, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) won the election but for the first time in power they did not achieved majority. A coalition government will now govern Turkey during next years if the parties agree of one. They have 45 days to achieve a consensus before a new elections can be marked.
The success of pro-Kurdish party HDP has been a big surprise.
The news has thus far been packed with election news from many member states of the European Union. To name but a few: there were recently elections in Greece which saw Tsipras and Syriza take power, in the UK the Conservatives surprised many by winning a majority, and the local Spanish elections have also made the headlines due to the rise in new parties such as the Ciudadanos and Podemos, which have shaken the current ruling axis, it shows that the people of Spain are far from content with the status quo.
A Brave New World on Europe's Eastern Border
A personal account of one of our Portuguese writer's Erasmus adventure in Istanbul
Portugal - Turkey relations are improving and getting closer
There are currently 5 candidate member-states for the EU, but which one/s will join first?
The unique style of Turkish Soap Operas captivates the world with such elements the audience can identify with, will this perhaps change our view on Turkey?
Today, the 1st of January of 2030, Turkey has officially joined the European Union. After 25 years of endless negotiations, both the European Commission and the member states gave their endorsement to this much debated entrance.