A total of 236 Turkish citizens have sought asylum in Greece since the July 2016 failed coup attempt, marking a rising trend in the number of requests compared to previous years
Turkey has condemned recent moves by Greek Cyprus to search for hydrocarbon reserves off the island and to hold talks with international energy companies on exploration
French football club Olympic Lyon has warned its supporters about security over a Europa League round of 16 second leg game against Turkey’s Beşiktaş in Istanbul on April 20, citing a terror attack near the stadium in December 2016, according to Radio Scoop.
Greece will support a declaration marking the European Union’s 60th birthday but needs the bloc’s backing against International Monetary Fund demands on labor reforms, Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said ahead of a Summit in Rome on March 24.
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.
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.
With its pristine floor tiles and colorful storefronts, Famagusta’s new City Mall symbolizes efforts by the northern part of divided Cyprus to encourage investment despite a decades-long trade embargo.
A fire during restoration works has caused serious damage to a historic 15th century Ottoman mosque in Didymoteicho, northeastern Greece, local officials said on March 22
Since the start of the last round of Cyprus peace negotiations in May 2015, the two leaders have reached significant convergence on many aspects, and in fact came very close to an overall settlement regarding the internal aspects of the Cyprus problem
Turkey’s vision for Cyprus is to turn the island into a bastion of peace and stability, Turkish Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said in an opinion piece in the Washington Times published on March 21
Category: FORK & CORK
Everybody in Turkey must have seen the scenes of the insanely surreal slaughter of oranges recently.
Category: YUSUF KANLI
It wasn’t Rauf Denktaş or any other Turkish Cypriot who first used it.
Category: ARIANA FERENTINOU
The war of words between Ankara and Western Europe during the past weeks has shifted our attention from another longer war of words: that between Ankara and Athens, with its latest phase having started with the case of the eight Turkish officers accused of taking part in the attempted coup of July 15, 2016, who escaped to Greece
The refugee deal is the only point of dialogue left between Turkey and the EU, says Erkut Emcioğlu of the European Stability Initiative, adding that both sides have an interest in keeping it working. ‘The deal is a success despite some setbacks,” says Emcioğlu, arguing there is no better alternative
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has clarified earlier remarks about sending “15,000 refugees to Europe each month,” saying he was only referring to “irregular migrants” who already try to reach other countries by sea.
Bulgaria said March 18 that it was ready to boost patrols and finish a fence along its southeastern frontier with Turkey in an effort to hold off any new influx of migrants
Turkey and the European Union should continue to cooperate in managing migration, the joint fight against terrorism and in bringing peace to the region, Dimitris Avramopoulos, the EU commissioner for migration, home affairs and citizenship, told daily Hürriyet in an interview
March 18 marks the first anniversary of the highly controversial refugee agreement signed between the European Union and Turkey. The aim was to end disorganized, chaotic and irregular migration flows by implementing measures to create safe and legal pathways toward Europe from Turkey.
Foreign Minister Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu said on March 17 the government is "experiencing a problematic process,” and an uncomfortable environment trying to fulfill a visa deal with the EU
Turkish Interior Minister Süleyman Soylu has said Turkey could send 15,000 refugees to Europe to shock the Europeans
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