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Bulgaria head’s to a parliamentary election on March 26 amid a row over with Turkey over a new party representing Bulgaria’s Turkish minority and protests aiming to prevent dual citizenship holders from Turkey casting their vote.
British police said March 24 they had made two further “significant” arrests over the Islamist-inspired terror attack on parliament, as they appealed for information about the homegrown killer, born Adrian Russell Ajao, who left four people dead.
The president of the European Parliament has banned the distribution of Turkish pro-government English language Daily Sabah at parliament, upon the request of a Dutch MEP, state-run Anadolu Agency reported on March 23.
ZURICH - Reuters
Switzerland’s foreign minister told his Turkish counterpart on March 23 that his country would “rigorously investigate” any illegal spying by Ankara on expatriate Turks before the April 16 referendum
Greek Cypriot President Nicos Anastasiades said he and United Nations Secretary-General Antonio Guterres share the view that progress in efforts to reunify the island is unlikely before next month’s referendum in Turkey.
The Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant (ISIL) claimed responsibility on March 23 for an attack the previous day by a man who plowed an SUV into pedestrians on a crowded London bridge before stabbing a police officer to death on the grounds of parliament.
ANKARA – Anadolu Agency
The Turkish Foreign Ministry on March 22 expressed its sadness over the fire damage done to a nearly 600-year-old Ottoman era mosque in Greece.
U.K. Ambassador to Ankara Richard Moore has criticized ruling AKP Istanbul deputy Burhan Kuzu and daily Star editor-in-chief of Nuh Albayrak over their remarks on the March 22 U.K. parliament attack
LONDON - Reuters
Five people were killed and about 40 injured in London on March 22 after a car ploughed into pedestrians and a suspected Islamist-inspired attacker stabbed a policeman close to Britain's parliament
BRUSSELS - Reuters
The European Commission said on March 23 it had summoned the Turkish ambassador to explain comments by President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan that Europeans would not be able to "walk safely on the streets" if they kept up their current attitude towards Turkey.
BERLIN - Reuters
In his first speech as president, Germany’s Frank-Walter Steinmeier has issued a stark warning to Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, saying he risked destroying everything his country had achieved in recent years and damaging ties with its partners