All posts tagged Turkey

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October 6, 2015, by VOANews

Turkey’s president on Tuesday questioned the future of relations between Ankara and Moscow after multiple reports of airspace violations by Russian military planes along the Turkish border with Syria. “Some […]

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Turkey summons Russian ambassador over second airspace breach

October 6, 2015, by VOANews

Turkey summoned Russia’s ambassador for a second time after what the foreign ministry said was a second instance of a Russian plane violating Tu ...

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Nato demands answers from Moscow over Turkish airspace breach

October 6, 2015, by VOANews

NATO is demanding an immediate explanation after Turkey reported multiple incursions by Russian fighter jets into its airspace over two days, with a t ...

As expected, July elections in Turkey moved Recep Tayyip Erdogan from the prime minister's office to a new role as president. His place as the strongman of Ankara was increasingly unchallenged, in spite of the tragedy of the deaths of hundreds of miners in Soma, to say nothing of the continuing crackdowns on protesters, his clampdowns on traditional and social media, lavish spending on a new presidential palace, his sharpness towards the EU and Erdogan's plain statement that he had no intention of holding to presidential neutrality.

Erdogan in Brussels with migration on the table with the EU

October 5, 2015, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan is on an official visit in Brussels to meet with the presidents of all the EU institutions. His aim of all is ...

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    Europe’s migrant crisis: Roundup, October 2
    October 2, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    Bulgaria’s Interior Ministry, State Agency for National Security and prosecutors detained 46 alleged people-traffickers and 501 migrants who had entered the country illegally, a news conference about the continuing operation [… ...

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    Fears over Turkey media freedom grow
    October 2, 2015, by Dorian Jones of VOANews

    A prominent Turkish columnist and television news anchor, Ahmet Hakan, has been beaten up outside his Istanbul home.  The attack on Hakan, who faced threats over reporting that has been […]

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    Europe’s migrant crisis: September 28 roundup
    September 28, 2015, by The Sofia Globe staff

    “We will not turn our country into a refugee camp”, Greece’s deputy immigration policy minister Yannis Mouzalas said in an interview with Avgi newspaper, adding that the ministry’s intention is to […]