All posts tagged "Bulgaria"

  • Is Turkey’s influence in the Balkans a matter of concern?

    During his first years as Turkey’s leader, Recep Tayyip Erdogan spared no effort to re-establish his country’s areas of influence dating back from the Ottoman era. Such Neo-Ottoman foreign policy, who had in the former foreign minister...

    • Posted May 5, 2017
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  • Education in the Balkans – filling the Gulen vacuum?

    The trend Educational institutions connected to Fethullah Gulen, the US-based Muslim cleric, have aroused considerable attention since the attempted July 15 military coup, which Gulen and his followers are accused of orchestrating. Turkey’s president, Recep Tayyp Erdogan,...

    • Posted September 28, 2016
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  • Migration in Europe: the lingering Balkan route

    The trend The EU’s deal with Turkey was heralded for supposedly ending the migration route through the Balkans – from Greece into the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) on to Serbia and into the EU (via...

    • Posted September 7, 2016
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  • How to react to Russia’s “pipedreaming”

    After a period of hiatus, Russia is again courting several European countries with a series of “pipedreams” whose rationale and sustainability appear dubious, to say the least. The enthusiasm spread by those projects in many European capitals...

    • Posted June 18, 2016
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