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Turkey and Greece Downplay Disagreements to Foster Trade

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In a joint declaration issued by the two countries after the council's meeting, the prime ministers highlighted the role of mutual trust and friendly relations in economic development, peace, stability and prosperity in the region. Trade, energy and tourism were designated as strategic for both countries' interests.

New Journal: PD in Emerging Nations

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Syracuse University Association of Public Diplomacy Scholars recently published the 2014 Exchange Journal of Public Diplomacy, “Public Diplomacy in Emerging Nations.” This issue aims to observe public diplomacy from a non-American perspective and through comparative studies sheds light on how PD is practiced in Mexico, Russia, India, Turkey, and China.

The following topics are covered in this issue:

Erdogan Turns Back on EU Membership Bid

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Given the current turmoil along Turkey’s eastern borders, many have forgotten that Ankara is still technically vying for EU membership. This bid, however, remains in the doldrums due to a combination of factors involving Turkey and Europe.
 

Does Reconciliation Process Have Precedents In Colombia?

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Latin America’s Colombia and Turkey are sharing a mutual fate of ending decades-long conflict in their countries. According to experts, reconciliation in such processes could face obstacles, but with real commitment both sides can solve the problematic issues.

Biden Announces New Aid for Syrian Refugees

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U.S. Vice President Joe Biden has announced nearly $135 million in humanitarian aid to help feed civilians affected by Syria's war. Speaking in Istanbul on Saturday, Biden said the money will raise the amount of aid the U.S. has provided to more than $3 billion since Syria's crisis began.

Food for Diplomacy: Turkish Project Hosts Armenian Chef

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Khashntur Vahagni, an ancient lamb dish named after the Armenian god of war, Vahagni, a pre-Christian deity, was the main dish cooked by award-winning Chef Grigori K. Antinyan at a dinner organized as part of the “food for diplomacy” project in Istanbul, the Hurriyet Daily News reports.

Turkey’s Biggest Export: TV Dramas

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With their increasing popularity in as many as 40 countries, Turkey’s TV dramas are proving to be economically crucial and an indisputable soft power tool. Just ask the fans of Tuba Büyüküstün, an actress popular in Dubai, Moscow and Monte-Carlo

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