Tag archive for ‘France’
By admin On Thursday, January 30th, 2014

News Scan, 30th Jan: Hollande voices start of new economic era between Turkey & France

Hollande visit heralds a new era in Turkish-French business ties A new chapter of revitalized trade and business ties is set to open between Turkey and France with French President François Holland’s official More...

By admin On Sunday, January 12th, 2014

Francois Hollande under pressure after affair report

French President Francois Hollande is coming under pressure to clarify his personal situation, after Closer magazine reported on his alleged secret affair with the actress Julie Gayet. One French paper said the More...

By admin On Thursday, December 19th, 2013

Merkel visits France in first foreign trip after reelection

German Chancellor Angela Merkel travelled to Paris on Wednesday to meet French President Francois Hollande after being reelected for a third term, with the aim of “starting now a new step” in relations More...

By admin On Friday, November 8th, 2013

Could EU countries lift visa requirements for Turkish citizens?

Turks have been suffering a big problem for many years now, when they want to travel abroad and mainly EU countries; The problem of visa. EU countries have been giving Turkish citizens a real hard time providing More...

By admin On Saturday, July 7th, 2012

FM Davutoğlu shares views on Syria with French FM Laurent Fabius

France and Turkey share views on Assad Foreign Affairs Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu met with his French counterpart Laurent Fabius yesterday in Paris. Speaking at a joint press conference following the meeting with More...

By admin On Thursday, June 21st, 2012

Turkey brings end to “genocide” measures against France

Turkey has ended sanctions on France that were enacted after former French President Nicolas Sarkozy’s attempted to pass a bill criminalizing denial of the events of 1915 as genocide, Turkish Foreign Minister More...

By admin On Friday, May 11th, 2012

Turkish PM hopeful about new era of Turko-French relations

Turkish Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has called for a “new era” in Franco-Turkish relations in a congratulatory phone call to president-elect Francois Hollande, officials said today. In the call More...

By admin On Monday, May 7th, 2012

GOOD BYE SARKO .. Hollande Defeats Sarkozy in Presidential vote

GOOD NEWS FOR TURKEY.. As well as many others in the world.. Mr. Sarkozy (luckily) has lost to Mr. Francois Hollande in presidential elections. This gentleman has unfortunately taken his place among the most unsuccessful More...

By admin On Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Aéroports de Paris Management buys 38 percent shares in Turkish TAV Airport Holding

French partner for Turkish corporate giant 38 percent interest in TAV Airport Holding, which operates 10 Turkish airports including Istanbul’s Atatürk Airport, was purchased by the French company Aéroports de More...

By admin On Wednesday, February 29th, 2012

An incapability of comprehension and assessment example from the future president of France

French candidate Hollande promises to bring back ‘genocide’ bill French presidential frontrunner François Hollande has promised to bring back a government-backed law criminalizing denials of the 1915 More...

By admin On Tuesday, February 28th, 2012

France’s highest court rules genocide law illegal

Turkey welcomed on Tuesday a ruling by France’s highest court overturning a law making it illegal to deny the killing of Armenians in the Ottoman Empire a century ago was genocide. The court ruling could help More...

By admin On Friday, February 3rd, 2012

“Genocide Denial Bill” causes France to face 34.4 percent drop in exports to Turkey in December 2011

The protest of the Armenian bill has resulted in a 34.4% drop in French imports compared to the same period of the year prior. The increasing reactions have at present resulted in a monthly detriment to Sarkozy More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 31st, 2012

“Armenian Genocide” law put on hold in France after politicians apply to constitutional council

France’s new law punishing denial of the Armenian claims of genocide was put on hold Tuesday after politicians opposed to the legislation demanded that its constitutionality be examined. Turkey reacted furiously More...

By admin On Friday, January 27th, 2012

Reporters Without Borders: Parliamentarians must demand the referral of “genocide bill” to the Council

Reporters Without Borders in Paris urged parliamentarians to refer the bill adopted on Monday to make it a crime to deny Armenian allegations on the Ottoman era incidents of 1915 to the Constitutional Council. PARIS- More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 25th, 2012

Alarm for French companies doing business with Turkey

Largest employers’ organization in France calls French companies doing business in Turkey to urgent meeting The largest employers’ organization in France, MEDEF, has called French companies doing business More...

By admin On Tuesday, January 24th, 2012

Davutoğlu: Sanctions Turkey adopts against France will remain in place

Foreign Affairs Minister Davutoğlu has warned France on the ‘Armenian Bill”, while France calls on Turkey for restraint. Despite all the warnings from Ankara, protests from Turks and criticism from French intellectuals, More...

By admin On Wednesday, January 18th, 2012

Constitutional Commission of France declares bill criminalizing denial of Armenian genocide unacceptable

France’s Constitutional Commission has declared that a bill that would criminalize denials of the 1915 events as genocide is contrary to the constitution, daily Hürriyet reported today. Twenty-three members voted More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 27th, 2011

Turkey could withdraw its reserves of 23 billion euros from France after the move made by the EU member

The Turkish Central Bank could withdraw its nearly 23 billion euros of reserves from France after the EU member’s recent move to fine any denial of an Armenian ‘genocide’ in 1915, economists tell the Daily More...

By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Turkey ready for second wave of sanctions, in case France pursues to legislate controversial bill

Turkey has established a series of sanctions to be implemented in stages against France dependent on developments unraveling. If France continues to pursue passing the contentious bill than the Airbus tender may More...

By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2011

FM Davutoğlu: Turkey will change its “concept of diaspora”

Turkey renews its rhetoric that it applied within its action plan against Armenian initiatives on the incidents of 1915. Ankara constitutes its action plan on raising awareness in the international arena on overall More...

By admin On Saturday, December 24th, 2011

Sarkozy: Turkey must respect our views

France’s Sarkozy urges mutual respect of views with TurkeyFrench President Nicolas Sarkozy Friday urged the mutual respect of views between his country and Turkey amid a row over France’s criminalisation More...

By admin On Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

France Parliament passes bill criminalizing denial of (so-said) Armenian Genocide

French Parliament has passed a bill to penalize the denial of the (so-said) Armenian “genocide”, today. Paris had officially recognized the killings of Armenians under the Ottoman Empire from 1915 to 1917 More...

By admin On Tuesday, December 20th, 2011

Turkey could cease chemical imports worth $ 2 billion from France

Turkey could cease chemical imports — expected to reach $2 billion this year — from France amid an ongoing political dispute with that country, Murat Akyuz, head of the Turkish Chemical Sector Platform More...