Category: Croatia


    Yesterday, clearly, directly, in a street-theater performance, Turkish “boyz” encountered American “boyz” in the Turkish “hood.” The US embassy in Turkey called the incident “appalling.” What is appalling is the embassy’s ignorance and arrogance.


    How irresponsible of the prime minister and the general staff! Indeed, it was the height of reckless ignorance. Now it’s zero friends and nothing but enemies for Turkey. And no way out. Due to its cheap thinking and small-minded bargaining, to say nothing about the destruction of the Turkish army, navy and air force, Turkey cannot even defend the borders that its politicians have erased. So a role in a broader plan? What plan? No role, in anything. How Turkey will recover from this domestic and international fiasco is beyond my understanding.

  • Milanovic promises support to Turkey

    Croatian Prime Minister Zoran Milanovic has thanked Turkey for being “a friend of Croatia during the country’s hardest times.” Milanovic made his remarks during a meeting with Turkish Parliament Speaker Cemil Cicek in Zagreb on Tuesday. He added that Croatia would support Turkey’s EU bid after the country became the EU’s newest member on July […]

  • Turkey’s EU Bid Is ‘Stalled,’ Cyprus to Blame, Van Rompuy Says

    Turkey’s bid to join the European Union is “stalled” and Cyprus is to blame, EU President Herman Van Rompuy said. Cyprus, its northern part occupied by the Turkish army, has used its veto power as an EU member to freeze Turkey’s entry talks since mid-2010. The Cypriot government now holds the EU’s six-month rotating presidency, […]

  • Josipovic: EU should not come up with new conditions for Turkey

    04 November 2011, Friday / SERVET YANATMA, ZAGREB Croatian President Ivo Josipovic Croatian President Ivo Josipovic, whose country started membership talks with the EU about the same time as Turkey but which completed its accession talks in June of this year, has said the EU shouldn’t put up new obstacles and conditions with regard to […]