Month: November 2017

Our EU Membership and Global Peace

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Our EU Membership and Global Peace Huseyin Gulerce European Commission President Romano Prodi and EU Commissioner for Enlargement Günther Verheugen are in Turkey for a two-day official visit. We all know that this year, 2004, is the most crucial year for Turkey’s EU membership, and we have entered the critical months in which we need […]

What Actually is Abant Platform?

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Hüseyin Gulerce New Jersey- Before we (participants in the Abant Platform) leave the U.S., I would like to make one last appraisal of the Abant meeting that was held in the U.S. capital, Washington. Turkey’s intellectuals have been coming together since 1998 in Abant. In these meetings they try to reach agreements on basic issues, […]

A hospitable country

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Monsignor Georges Marovitch (Turkey) Last December the European Union authorized the start of negotiations with Turkey with a view to its possible entry into Europe. Turkey is the heir of a great empire with a rich civilization; for centuries its capital Istanbul (Constantinople) was among the most splendid of the European continent and gave rise […]