All posts tagged Turkey

January 31, 2016, by VOANews

Tensions rose Saturday between Turkey and Russia when Turkey and NATO said a Russian warplane had violated Turkish airspace. Russia dismissed the Turkish allegations as “baseless propaganda.” Turkey’s Foreign Ministry […]

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33 migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

January 31, 2016, by VOANews

At least 33 migrants, including children, drowned and about 75 were rescued after a boat transporting them to the Greek island of Lesbos sank off Turk ...


Dutch EU presidency working on plan to accept 250K refugees

January 28, 2016, by VOANews

The Netherlands, which holds the European Union presidency, is working on a plan for a core group of member states to accept migrants and refugees fro ...

The big-ticket border fence at the Bulgarian-Turkish border was completed. With the fence, intended to keep out illegal migrants, covering only a part of the border, people simply went around it.

Bulgarian Cabinet approves further 34.1M leva for fence at Turkish border

January 27, 2016, by Independent Balkan News Agency

Bulgaria’s Cabinet approved on January 27 2016 a sum of 34.1 million leva (about 17.4 million euro) for the extension of the fence at the country’ ...

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    Opinion: EU levels empty Schengen threat at Greece
    January 27, 2016, by Bernd Riegert of Deutsche Welle

    The EU’s current plan is to protect external borders and, if necessary, expel Greece – not from the eurozone, but from the Schengen Area. That will not keep people from […]

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    12 migrants drown off Turkish coast
    January 21, 2016, by VOANews

    Twelve migrants lost their lives off the Turkish coast, after a boat taking them to the Greek islands capsized Thursday in severe weather. Turkey’s coast guard says 26 other migrants […]

  • Just over 300 Syrian refugees with passports lining up to board the night ferry from the Greek island of Kos to Athens where they can be registered. Photo: UNHCR/S. Baltagiannis
    Doctors Without Borders blasts EU migration policies
    January 19, 2016, by VOANews

    Humanitarian organization Doctors Without Borders (Médecins Sans Frontières) has denounced Europe’s migration policy of deterrence in 2015 as a “catastrophic failure” that has endangered asylum seekers and created more busin ...