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A delegation of the Turkish Armenian Business Development Council met recently with European Commissioner for enlargement Olli Rehn and with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Peter Semneby. Mr Rehn plays a leading role in preparing for Turkey’s accession to the European Union. Mr Semneby has the responsibility of coordinating EU relations with the South Caucasus countries and contributing to conflict resolution in the region.
Journalist Hrant Dink, one of the most prominent voices of Turkey's shrinking Armenian community, was killed by a gunman Friday at the entrance to his newspaper's offices, police said.
Turkey has continued to pursue political reforms however the pace slowed down during the past year, says the Commission's report.
19/10/2006- Monthly news roundup: Turkey and the EU
A Turkish court Tuesday began hearing a case against five prominent journalists who criticised a court ruling last year that blocked a conference on the Armenian massacres of World War I.
Turkey has dropped its case against best-selling author Orhan Pamuk for insulting Turkish identity.
Amid chaotic scenes in and outside the courtroom, the trial of Turkish novelist Orhan Pamuk has been adjourned until 7 February 2006. An MEP called it "a black day for Turkey's accession process".
How the report assesses Turkey’ relations with Armenia, its treatment of Armenians within Turkey and government attitude towards open discussion in Turkey on “the Armenian issue”.
Raffi Hovannisian, a prominent opposition politician, welcomed on Wednesday the launch of membership talks between Turkey and the European Union, saying that they could pave the way for Armenia’s eventual accession to the affluent Western bloc.
The European Parliament reiterated on Wednesday that Turkey’s accession to the European Union must be conditional, among other things, on its recognition of the 1915-1918 mass killings of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire as genocide.
On eve of EU accession talks, a conference on the World War I massacres stirs controversy.
The European Court of Human Rights is expected to announce a decision next week on the property rights of minority foundations. Specifically, the Court will adjudicate two cases filed by the Soorp Purgich Armenian Hospital Foundation and the Fener Greek Boys High School Foundation against Turkey.
Next week, the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, will address the United Nations on one of the issues threatening to slow down negotiations to admit Turkey into the European Union - recognizing Cyprus. But he should also address the question of Orhan Pamuk, the pre-eminent Turkish novelist who has been charged with "public denigration" of Turkish identity.
Armenia confirms the priorities of its foreign policy and comes out for membership of Turkey in European Union. Armenian Deputy Foreign Minister Gegham Gharibjanyan made this statement a round table discussion "Turkey in a New Geopolitical Situation: Expectations in Armenia" organized by the Center for Strategic Analysis SPECTRUM.
The Commission proposed today a framework for negotiations with Turkey, and suggests to start negotiations on October 3. The Commission places greater emphasis than previously on Turkey’s expected “commitment to good neighbourly relations” and on its “obligations under the customs union”- a reference to relations with Armenia and other neighbours. Turkey has no diplomatic relations with Armenia and has closed their common border.
Turkey-European Union (EU) Joint Parliamentary Commission Co-Chairman Joost Lagendijk has indicated that Turkey’s most important task in its EU process is good relations with its neighbours.
Dr. Justin McCarthy has been invited to give a lecture on Wednesday 15th June at the European Parliament in Brussels. The event, undertaken by the British MEP Richard Howitt (Labour) is the latest episode Turkey's ongoing campaign of Genocide denial in Europe.
While French and Dutch voters were rejecting the European Union constitution - with opposition to enlargement in the forefront of their minds - Turkey was handing its army of critics another reason to object to its membership credentials.
An analyst with the European Policy Centre in Brussels outlines for a Turkish paper how Turkey’s membership bid brought Armenia-Turkey relations onto the EU’s agenda- and how the EU should deal with the issue. A comparatively well informed analysis, for a Turkish audience.
Forced cancellation of conference: EU diplomats warn of serious blow to Ankara’s democratic credentials.