NATO Brüksel Zirvesi: Başarının Şifresi…


ABD – İngiltere – Türkiye!

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Türkiye’de Türk (Türkiyeli) olmak…


Dışarıda Türk (Türkiyeli) olmak!

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The State of Play of Bilateral Engagement with EU Neighbourhood Policy Partners!


 

What progress has been registered in the area of good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights?

The ENP was reviewed in 2015 to respond to the new challenges of an evolving neighbourhood. Today’s report shows results following a new approach based on differentiation, joint ownership and flexibility.

The revised European Neighbourhood Policy (ENP) reinvigorated the relations between the European Union and its neighbours to the East and South, with a greater focus on stabilisation, resilience and security.

A tailor made approach with each and every country, to ensure it addresses the real needs and interests, for the sake of all our citizens.

The reviewed ENP has mobilised significant support to reforms in four priority areas: good governance, democracy, rule of law and human rights; economic development for stabilisation; security; migration and mobility.

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Energy: a shaping factor for regional stability in the Eastern Mediterranean?


 

New regional cooperation scenarios despite conflicts!

⛅ In recent years, the Eastern Mediterranean has been a hot topic in international energy markets. Interest in the area arose when three large fields were discovered between 2009 and 2011: the Tamar and Leviathan fields in offshore Israel and the Aphrodite field in offshore Cyprus.

⛅ To exploit this potential, a number of export options where progressively discussed, from pipelines (to Turkey or Greece) to LNG plants (in Cyprus, Israel and Egypt).

⛅ Analysts have expressed hopes that the new gas discoveries might not only strengthen the energy cooperation in the region, but also pave the way for a new era of economic and political stability.

⛅ However, the high initial expectations were largely muted over time. In Israel, a long-lasting internal political debate on the management of the gas resources created a climate of uncertainty that contributed to the delay of key investment decisions.

⛅ In Cyprus, where the gas discovery was welcomed as a god-sent gift to relieve the country from its financial troubles, the initial enthusiasm cooled down due to successive downward revisions of the expected resources.

⛅ These developments raised scepticism on the general idea that the Eastern Mediterranean might become a gas-exporting region. But expectations were revived by the recent discovery of the large Zohr gas field in offshore Egypt. Considering its size, this discovery – the largest ever made in the Mediterranean Sea –might indeed completely change the regional gas outlook.

⛅ However, multiple lines of conflict (e.g. the Cyprus issue, the changing relations between Turkey, Israel and Egypt, Israel’s relations with neighbours and the Turkish-Greek disputes over the Aegean) make future potential exploitation of Eastern Mediterranean energy resources a major geopolitical issue.

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EU Defence: Council adopts Conclusions


 

EU remains committed to strengthen security and defence!

EU Ministers of Foreign Affairs and Defence meet in Brussels on 18 May 2017 to take stock of the implementation of the EU Global Strategy in the area of security and defence and adopt conclusions in this regard.

The Council is also discussing EU-NATO cooperation. Over lunch, defence ministers are discussing counter-terrorism together with interior ministers. The meeting is preceded by the European Defence Agency (EDA) steering board.

By responding to external conflicts and crises, building the capacities of partners and protecting the Union and its citizens – the three strategic priorities 1) responding to external conflicts and crises when they arise, 2) building the capacities of partners, 3) protecting the European Union and its citizens through external action.identified in the EU’s level of ambition as derived from the EU Global Strategy – the EU remains committed to strengthen security and defence.

the EU is enhancing its ability to act as a security provider, as well as its global strategic role and its capacity to act autonomously when and where necessary and with partners wherever possible.

the Council stresses the importance of tackling challenges and threats along the nexus between internal and external security as well as to develop an integrated approach, including to better address prevention, linking up different EU instruments in a coordinated way.

“L’UE demeure déterminée à renforcer la sécurité et la défense”, le Conseil adopte des conclusions

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DÜNYA DEVLETİ İDEALİ


 

Tılsımı nedir?


⚖ Bütün büyük olayların, büyük düşüncelerin önemsiz bir başlangıcı vardır.

⚖ Büyük olmanın yolu da, deha gibi çalışma ve alınterinden geçer.

⚖ Tarihsel mutlakıyet yeterli değil, etkilidir, gücü elde etmiş ve elinde tutmuştur. Güç sahibi olur olmaz, tek yaratıcı gerçekliği yok etmiştir.

⚖ Aslında zeki bir insan, haydut olup topluma sadece şiddetle hükmetmenin hayalini kurar. Bu da birtakım romanlarda okuduğumuz kadar kolay olmadığından, genellikle siyasete girilir, en zalim partiye koşulur. Aklımızı ayak altına alıyormuşuz, ne önemi var, değil mi? Böylece dünyaya hükmedebildikten sonra…

⚖ Adalet olmadan düzen olmaz.

⚖ Çağdaş siyasi toplum, insanları mutsuzluğa düşürme makinesidir.

⚖ Dünyadaki kötülüklerin çoğunun temelinde, başkasının varolan veya olası sorunlarını görmezden gelmek yatar, iyi niyetli yaklaşımlar da altyapıca yetersiz ise, kötü bir niyetinki kadar tahribata yol açabilir.

⚖ Umutsuzluğu ve bu dertli dünyayı kabul etmeyerek, insanların birleşmesini ve kötü yazgılarına karşı savaşmalarını istiyordum

⚖ Geleceğe yönelik gerçek cömertlik, şu an mevcut olan her şeyden vazgeçmeyi içerir.

⚖ Yüzyılımız korku çağıdır. Diyeceksiniz ki korku bir bilim değildir, ama bu korkuda bilimin payı var.

Albert Camus

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EU Defence Ministers Meeting – Brussels, 18 May 2017


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