Turkey

  • MEPs’ Twitter conversations in March 2016 – Turkey

    This month, we were looking what members of the European Parliament and their followers on Twitter had to say about Turkey.  In March, Turkey was the second most commented topic with 8.957 tweets, second only after Brexit, which was the favourite topic of UK MEPs with 9.491 tweets. Turkey’s instrumental role in the refugee crisis…

  • Turkish elections: new direction in foreign policy

    Despite receiving the greatest number of votes in the election, the Justice and Development Party (AKP) failed to win an outright majority after 13 years in power. So far there is one clear outcome: Turks have decided to remain a parliamentary democracy and buried President Erdoğan’s dreams of a Presidential system. One of the clear…

  • Greek elections: anger overcame fear, but is there hope?

    Now that Syriza has formed a government which has already made some statements on its legislative agenda, there is now a little more clarity on  the road forward, and it’s of little comfort to many across Europe and in the troika. Tsipras has just criticised the EU for its stance on Russia, has put the…

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