EU – TURKEY: Ekonomik Alanda Ankara Ne Yapmalı?


 

The links between the progress on rule of law/fundamental freedoms and the improvement in economic governance and the judiciary system.

The submitted 2018 Economic Reform Programmes (ERPs) of the Western Balkans and Turkey outline the medium-term macroeconomic and fiscal framework as well as structural reforms (affecting areas such as labour markets and education, energy, innovation and the business environment) to enhance competitiveness and long-term growth.

Participants recalled the commitment to set out a new set of targeted policy guidance to support efforts towards fulfilling the Copenhagen economic criteria. In this context, Participants agreed that the elements of the 2017 policy guidance which had not yet been fully implemented remained valid and needed to be addressed by policymakers in Turkey.

Lower external imbalances in light of high external funding needs constituting a substantial risk for the Turkish economy.

Focus monetary policy on the pursuit of price stability and ensure that the monetary policy stance is sufficiently tight to bring inflation back to the target band, anchor inflation expectations and increase trust in the local currency.

With a view to improving the business environment, strengthen the rule of law and the judiciary. The effective implementation of the amended law on bankruptcy.

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Batıdaki “ayrışma” işaretleri


BAŞKAN TRUMP’IN AVRUPA’YA “SOPA GÖSTERMESİ” ÜZERİNE

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Başkan Trump, geçtiğimiz günlerde, NATO Genel Sekreteri’ni kabulünde, Avrupalı müttefiklerine, özellikle Almanya’ya, “sopa” gösteriyor [Trump to Host NATO Secretary-General] … Avrupa ülkeleri NATO katkı paylarını artırmaz ise, ABD’nin müttefikleri için savunma yükümlülüğünü yerine getiremeyebileceğine dikkat çekiyor. Ya NATO’ya katkı paylarınızı artırın ya da güvenlik konusunda başınızın çaresine bakın diyor. Bu söylem, Başkan Trump’ın seçim kampanyasından bu yana ifade ede geldiği bir söylem, yeni değil. Yeni olan, Avrupa’nın ABD’ye ilişkin yaklaşımında görülen, ABD’nin aleyhine değişmedir. Avrupa, Başkan Trump’a direnmeyi, ABD’ye muhalefet etmeyi seçmiş gözükmektedir. Bu değişim, “şimdilik” belirli konularda kendisini göstermekte ancak devamının geleceği tahmin edilmektedir. [Almanya ve Çin işbirliğini artırıyor]

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A statement to the “Turkish Youth and Youth of the World”


 

19 MAYIS: TÜRK VE DÜNYA GENÇLİĞİNE ORTAK BİR MESAJ

Your first duty is forever to preserve and to defend your own home country towards establishing a culture of peace in the world. This is the very foundation of your existence and your future. This foundation is your most precious treasure. In the future, too, there may be detrimental people at home and abroad who will wish to deprive you of this treasure and put in an immense risk not only your own country but the world at large.

If some day you are compelled to defend your independence and your republic, you must not dwell on the possibilities and circumstances of the situation before taking up your duty.

And, most unfortunate than all these circumstances, those who hold power within the country and in the world political system at large may be in error, misguided and they may even be traitors. Furthermore, they may identify their personal interests with political designs of the invaders. The country may be impoverished, ruined and exhausted.

Dear all the Youth of Turkey’s present and future as well as the Youth of the world at large.
Even in such circumstances, it is your duty to save your own home country and the world as one home for all. You will find the strength you need in your noble blood. As an international message to you all, we’d like to conclude our presentation with the following quote by Franklin D. Roosevelt, 32nd President of the United States:“If civilization is to survive, we must cultivate the science of human relations – the ability of all peoples, of all kinds, to live together, in the same world at peace.”

When we have peace at home, we will have peace in the world!

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Europe Day and Turkey…


 

Türkiye’nin tam üye alınmadığı bir AB projesi, eksik kalmaya mahkûmdur.

Sixty-eight years ago today, French foreign minister Robert Schuman proposed a joint authority to oversee French and German production of coal and steel, launching an ambitious and remarkable project which has shaped the course of European history and redefined Europe’s place in the world. This project – of peace, of partnership, of shared values and solidarity – is far from over.

 

However, given that the accession process of Turkey, also a European country, has been held back, the EU integration is yet to be completed. An EU, of which Turkey is not a full member, is destined to remain an unfinished project.

The greatest threat towards the future of the Union comes from inside Europe. The dissemination of trends such as discrimination, racism, xenophobia and Islamophobia is hijacking Europe’s socio-politic life.

Avrupa değerlerinin bugün her zamankinden de fazla anlamlı ve geçerli olması gerekiyor.  Dünyamız sancılı bir değişim ve dönüşüm döneminden geçmekte.  Bu dönemde AB’nin bir barış ve demokrasi projesi olarak varlığı büyük önem taşıyor.

Giderek fay hatlarının keskinleştiği ve gerilim noktalarının arttığı günümüz Dünyasında AB’nin Türkiye’yi de yanına alarak güçlenmesi ve tüm dünyaya önemli bir mesaj vermesi gerekiyor. Bu mesaj “AB değerlerine sadıktır ve bunları ayrımcılık yapmadan tüm aday ülkelere uygulamaktadır” olmalı.

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«Devlet Ciddiyeti Komedyası…»


 

ABD SİLAH SATMAZ İSE, TÜRKİYE BUNA KARŞILIK VERECEKMİŞ!…

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Türk Dış Politikası, bana göre, tam bir komedi…

Türkiye’nin Rusya’dan S-400 hava savunma sistemi satın almasına bir tepki olarak ABD’de Türkiye’ye silah satılmasını engellemeyi öngören bir yasa tasarısının gündemde gelmesi üzerine, Türkiye’nin Dışişleri Bakanı Sayın Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu açıklama yapıyor ve diyor ki, bu yasa çıkarsa, Türkiye buna “karşılık” verir [Turkey says it will retaliate if U.S. halts] + [ABD’ye F-35 mesajı].

Bu açıklamayı da, komedinin yeni bir parçası, son örneği gibi görüyorum.

Niye böyle gördüğümü aşağıda açıklıyorum.

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Gender Equality: Paving the Way


 

Council of Europe Strategy 2018-2023

Gender equality is key to safeguard human rights, up-hold democracy and preserve the rule of law. Gender equality entails equal rights for women and men in all spheres of public and private life.

Gender equality lies also at the root of efforts to prevent violence against women and domestic violence.  

In the current context of growing economic difficulties and subsequent austerity policies and measures, political uncertainties and raising inequalities at all levels of the society, rising nationalism and populism and their attacks on women’s rights, the Council of Europe launches its Gender Equality Strategy 2018-2023

Even if progress is visible and the legal status of women in Europe has undoubtedly improved during recent decades, effective equality between women and men is far from being a reality.

Gender gaps and structural barriers persist in many areas, constraining women’s opportunities to benefit from their fundamental rights. Progress is very slow as regards women’s political participation, access to justice and the elimination of gender stereotypes and sexism. Violence against women is both a violation of the human rights of women and a major obstacle to gender equality.

«Égalité entre les femmes et les hommes : ouvrons la voie»

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ABD ve Ermeni «Soykırımı…»


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ASILSIZ ERMENİ İDDİALARINA DAİR YAZIYA CEVABIMDIR!

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Stella Morabito’nun, the federalist.com’da yayınlanan “Why President Trump Should Recognize The Armenian Genocide” başlıklı yazısına verdiğim cevabı aşağıda sizlerle paylaşıyorum.

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