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Tuesday, September 13 2011 , Your time is 15:58:00
President Erdoğan meets leading members of the EU in an effort to restart Turkey’s accession bid to the bloc after a period of bad blood
There is no chance of Turkey being granted visa-free access to the EU before the end of the month, but liberalization could come when the present storm in the country calms down, according to an adviser to the EU’s foreign policy chief. Turks might be able to travel by early 2017, Nathalie Tocci says
Sevil Erkuş - ANKARA
Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Nils Muižnieks has stressed the urgency of reverting to “ordinary procedures” and safeguards in Turkey by ending the post-coup attempt state of emergency as soon as possible
Pope Francis has named 17 new cardinals - 13 of them under age 80 and thus eligible to vote in a conclave to elect his successor. Three of the new cardinals are Americans, including moderate Chicago Archbishop Blaise Cupich and Indianapolis Archbishop Joseph Tobin.
BERLIN - Associated Press
A German court has convicted a 23-year-old German-Turkish dual national of membership in a terrorist organization for joining the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) to fight in Syria.
Earthquakes caused widespread damage and terrified residents in central Italy overnight but killed no one, two months after a strong quake left nearly 300 dead and razed villages in the same area.
WARSAW – Reuters
Following protests by tens of thousands of women, Polish lawmakers on Oct. 6 rejected plans for a near-total ban on abortion, in a hastily arranged vote that marks the first major domestic setback for the conservative government.
Serkan Demirtaş - ANKARA
Abandoning visa liberalization talks with Turkey, as suggested by some EU governments, would be a stupid mistake, Italian Foreign Minister Paolo Gentiloni has said
KAPITAN ANDREEVO, Bulgaria - Reuters
The European Union launched its common border guard at the Turkish-Bulgarian border on Oct. 6, hoping it will help keep people away from a bloc that is still struggling with political aftershocks from an uncontrolled influx of refugees and migrants last year
Alexander S. Neu, one of the German parliamentarians who recently visited German troops based at Turkey’s İncirlik air base after Ankara granted permission, has said he was disappointed to not be able to meet Turkish government officials during the trip
A referendum by Bosnia’s ethnic Serbs over a disputed national holiday, which defies a ban by the country’s highest court, is not “controversial,” Serbian First Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic has said