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Germany will stand by the three million people with Turkish roots living there, its foreign minister said, offering assurances that they were not Berlin's targets in a rapidly escalating political row with Ankara
BERLIN – Agence France-Presse
A German neo-Nazi was sentenced to eight years jail on Feb. 9 for an arson attack on a sports hall that had been designated to house refugees.
PARIS – Reuters
A man arrested by police for attacking soldiers with a machete outside the Louvre museum in Paris last week said he wanted to damage paintings and “avenge” the Syrian people, a judicial source said on Feb. 7
Turkish Cypriot President Mustafa Akıncı and Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades met as a part of the Cyprus peace talks on Feb. 9, as Turkey prepares to host the new U.N. Secretary-General Antonio Guterres and his special envoy on Cyprus on Feb. 10.
The Austrian parliament said on Feb. 7 that a Turkish hackers’ group had claimed responsibility for a cyber-attack that brought down its website for 20 minutes this weekend.
Thessaloniki - Agence France-Presse
Greek soldiers on Sunday successfully defused a World War II bomb in Thessaloniki, the country's second largest city, after evacuating tens of thousands of people from the area.
German Foreign Minister and Social Democratic Party (SPD) Chairman Sigmar Gabriel has invited Selahattin Demirtaş, a co-chair of the Turkish opposition Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP) who is currently in jail pending trial in Turkey, to the Berlin convention of the Progressive Alliance
An explosion occurred at French utility EDF's Flamanville nuclear plant on Feb. 9 in which there may have been some injuries but from which there was no nuclear risk, French newspaper Ouest France reported on its web site, citing local police.
Barçın Yinanç - NICOSIA
Turkish Cyprus’ president, Mustafa Akıncı, denies any connection between Turkey’s charter referendum and the island’s peace talks
Greek police said on Feb. 8 that two more Turkish families have illegally entered the country across a border river and plan to request asylum, claiming they face persecution in Turkey.
Germany’s Social Democrats (SPD) would beat Chancellor Angela Merkel’s conservatives if an election was held today, a poll said on Feb. 6, showing the center-left party was still building on positive momentum after electing former European Parliament head Martin Schulz as leader.