November 8, 2012

Will Turkey Ever Join the EU?

Steven Cook, From the Potomac to the Euphrates

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TAGGED: Recep Tayyip Erdogan, Angela Merkel, European Union, Turkey


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Kurds Move into Turkish Politics
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