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The Ankara express

The Ankara express

Turks have voted for stability and prosperity but the triumphant ruling AK Party is very much aware it has to maintain the momentum of Ankara’s renewed warming up of relations with the European Union. And this could very much help the Cyprus question since some kind of progress could pave the way for the urgent

Self-confident Erdogan may give Cyprus peace efforts a boost #Reuters

BRUSSELS, Nov 3 (Reuters) – After stifling initial groans of dismay, European policymakers are looking for a silver lining for EU-Turkey relations in the emphatic election victory of President Tayyip Erdogan’s Islamist-rooted AK Party. At least Ankara will now have a strong, stable government able to implement agreements with the European Union to manage millions

How the new AKP will act towards the Cyprus problem

Turkish Today’s Zaman (03.11.15) writes that after its victory οn Sunday’s election, the Justice and Development Party (AK Party) government will be in a strong position to steer Turkish foreign policy in a challenging security environment, particularly stemming from the Syrian conflict. Sinan Ulgen, a former Turkish diplomat who chairs έstanbul-based think tank «Centre for

Cyprus welcomes electoral result in Turkey

The electoral win of Turkey’s ruling AK party in Sunday’s snap general elections brought sighs of relief among officials of the Cypriot government. From President Nicos Anastasiades downward, government officials had made no secret of their fears that an inconclusive election and a weak coalition government in Ankara would be a setback for efforts to

Izcan:Eroglu & AKP increasing tension to secure Eroglu’s victory

Turkish Cypriot daily Kibris Postasi newspaper (13.01.15) reports that the leader of United Cyprus Party (BKP) Izzet Izcan criticized the Turkish Cypriot leader Dervis Eroglu and the Justice and Development Party (AKP) government in Turkey for their stance on Cyprus problem which Izcan described as “tension politics”. According to Izcan, Eroglu and the AKP government