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Turkey 'coup plot': PM Erdogan 'favours retrial'

The Turkish Prime Minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, says he favours the retrial of hundreds of military officers convicted of plotting to overthrow the government.
BBC: January 6, 2014

Turkey hopeful of Greece's presidency in EU, says EU minister

Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu, the new EU Affairs Minister and Chief Negotiator for EU talks, stated that they are hopeful that Greece’s presidency in the EU will pave way for opening a new chapter in EU talks.
Cihan News Agency: January 2, 2014

Greeks are baffled by Erdoğan

When the phone rang yesterday, it was already late, just after the end of most evening TV news, from which the majority of Greeks get their daily feed of world events. A schoolmate friend from Thessaloniki was on the other end of the line to wish me a Happy New Year.
Hurriyet Daily News: December 29, 2013

Defiant Turkish PM Erdogan in major reshuffle

Turkish PM Recep Tayyip Erdogan has announced a major cabinet reshuffle after three ministerial resignations over a corruption inquiry.
BBC: December 26, 2013

Any corruption in Turkey will not be covered up - President Gul

Any corruption in Turkey will not be covered up and will be subject to to independent court adjudication, President Abdullah Gul said on Tuesday
Reuters AlertNet: December 24, 2013

Istanbul clashes as Turkey PM Erdogan condemns 'plot'

Turkish police have used tear gas against thousands of anti-government protesters in Istanbul as Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan vowed to break the hands of "plotters".
BBC: December 23, 2013

Turkey removes another 25 police chiefs over graft inquiry -media

Investigation challenges authority of PM Erdogan
Reuters AlertNet: December 22, 2013

Former rivals Greece and Turkey talk business now

The most common words in Turkish-Greek affairs like “dogfight, Aegean tensions, rift, crisis, territorial waters and airspace” have lately been replaced with less hostile words: trade, tourism, investment, euros and dollars.
Journal of Turkish Weekly: December 20, 2013

Sweet success as Turkish baklava wins prized EU status

While Turkey has vainly clamoured for years to join the European Union, a sweet pastry made in the country's southeast tasted more success Thursday, winning the EU's prized "protected status".
AFP: December 20, 2013

Police chiefs 'sacked' in Turkey amid fears of feud

Turkish police chiefs who oversaw a wave of high-profile arrests for bribery have been sacked from their posts in Istanbul, Turkish media say.
BBC: December 18, 2013