Category: SERKAN DEMİRTAŞ
A comprehensive police raid on one of Turkey’s top conglomerates, Koza İpek Holding, which owns opposition media outlets, television channels Bugün TV and Kanaltürk and newspapers Bugün and Millet, came only two months before the early elections that will take place on Nov. 1.
Azerbaijan on Sept. 1 sentenced award-winning investigative journalist and anti-graft campaigner Khadija Ismayilova to seven and a half years in jail on corruption charges she denounced as trumped-up, her lawyer said
EU Commission Juncker is set to lay out plans for migrants ahead of an emergency meeting on Sept 14
Around 20,000 people took to the streets of Vienna on Aug. 31 to demonstrate against ill-treatment of migrants, police said, after the bodies of 71 refugees were found in an abandoned truck last week.
The US and the EU have both expressed their concern over the arrest of two British journalists in Diyarbakır, in line with int'l rights organizations
A total of 3,650 migrants reached Vienna by train on Aug.31, this year's biggest daily number, Austrian police said, after Hungarian authorities allowed people stuck in makeshift refugee camps to leave Budapest despite many not having EU visas.
Japanese Finance Minister Taro Aso said on Sept. 1 it would be beneficial for this week's meeting of the Group of 20 major economies to discuss what is going on in China's economy
Turkey is preparing voting stations for Turkish nationals living abroad, with 112 to be opened in 54 countries before the Nov. 1 general election, the country’s electoral authority said on Sept.1
Hungary on Aug. 30 lashed out at French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius over his criticism of the country's new anti-migrant border barrier, accusing him of "shocking and groundless" judgements.
European Union leaders on Aug. 30 called for action to defend the "dignity" of migrants ahead of fresh emergency talks, as tensions flared on the bloc's eastern borders over the escalating crisis.
A 17-year-old migrant was killed during a shootout at sea between Greek port police and human smugglers, the government said late Aug. 29.
International rights organizations have called on Turkish authorities to release three people working for VICE News, including two British journalists, who have been detained in Turkey’s southeastern province of Diyarbakır
German Chancellor Angela Merkel on Aug. 31 said the refugee crisis facing Europe is testing the core ideals of universal rights at the heart of the European Union
Thousands of people took to the streets of the German city of Dresden on Aug. 29 to send a message of welcome to refugees, after a string of violent anti-migrant protests in the region.
Four suspects in Austria's migrant truck tragedy were remanded in custody in Hungary on Aug. 29, as Austrian police rescued three "severely dehydrated" refugee children packed into another vehicle.
As I watch Republican presidential candidate Donald Trump, I am reminded of wrestling promoter extraordinaire Vince McMahon, chairman of World Wrestling Entertainment. McMahon is a lesser billionaire than Trump, but he is a man who understands the American appetite for entertainment in a cynical age
Category: BURAK BEKDİL
His Majesty has said he believed early elections on Nov. 1 would “clear up the problems created by the June 7” parliamentary elections.
Category: GWYNNE DYER
You know how it is with buses? You wait ages for one, far longer than seems reasonable – and then three arrive all at once. Financial crises are a bit like that too.
At least 30 people died on Aug. 27 when a boat carrying around 200 migrants bound for Europe sank in the Mediterranean off the coast of Libya, the country's coast guard said.
Austrian police found the decomposing bodies of up to 50 migrants in an abandoned truck on Aug. 27, sparking a cross-border hunt for the people-smugglers responsible for the latest tragedy in Europe's migrant crisis.
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