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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
Russia on Oct. 26 withdrew its request to refuel a fleet of Russian warships in Spain, amid pressure from NATO, which raised concerns that the ships could be used to ramp up air attacks in Syria.
French authorities said Oct. 26 that the Calais migrant camp known as “the jungle” was cleared days earlier than planned, hours after migrants at the camp set more tents and shelters ablaze and an explosion rocked the site.
Serkan Demirtaş - ANKARA
Turkey and the European Union need to work together more than ever to save lives amid historic challenges, France’s top diplomat has said, admitting the bloc must help Turkey’s development, modernization and democratization even if the road will be long
The German Foreign Ministry has cancelled a long-planned concert by the Dresden Sinfoniker orchestra in Istanbul on Nov. 13 that was to commemorate the killings of Armenians in 1915 after protests by Ankara, orchestra director Markus Rindt said on Oct. 26.
The European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) has ruled in favor of a 32-year-old sexual assault victim who alleged that she was raped in 2002 by her stepfather, who was later acquitted by a Turkish court.
France began clearing the sprawling “Jungle” migrant camp in Calais on Oct. 24, with hundreds carrying suitcases queuing outside a hangar to be resettled in reception centers across the country.
BRUSSELS – Anadolu Agency
The European Union announced on Oct. 17 the dispersal of 467 million of 3 billion euros in aid that has been pledged for over 3 million refugees living in Turkey.
Lithuania’s center-right opposition Peasants and Greens party declared victory after a second round of voting in a general election on Oct. 23 and said it would start negotiations with the Homeland Union and Social Democrats over forming a coalition government.
Güven Özalp – BRUSSELS
The immunities of Turkish lawmakers should be reinstated after they were lifted in a June decision, the Council of Europe’s Venice Commission has said in a report on the implications of Turkey’s decision to lift the immunities of 139 deputies.
A reconnaissance plane working for the French Defense Ministry crashed in a ball of flames at Malta's international airport on Oct. 24, killing all five people on board, three of them being French Defense Ministry officials
One suspect was detained in France’s northwestern province of Rennes on Oct. 15 on accusations of financing the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), the French newspaper Daily Ouest-France has reported.