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Erdogan says course of US-Turkey ties ‘does not bode well’

Erdogan says course of US-Turkey ties ‘does not bode well’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says the current course of U_S_-Turkey relations “does not bode well.” ByThe Associated PressSeptember 23, 2021, 6:38 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — The current course of U.S.-Turkey relations “does not bode well,” Turkish …

Turkish warship warns Greek ship not to enter its waters

Turkish warship warns Greek ship not to enter its waters The Turkish Defense Ministry says one of its warships issued a warning to a Greek research vessel to prevent it entering what Turkey considers its territorial waters By ANDREW WILKS Associated PressSeptember 22, 2021, 2:46 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Austrian minister: Turkey uses migrants to pressure EU

Austrian minister: Turkey uses migrants to pressure EU Austria’s European Union minister has accused Turkey of using migrant flows as a means to pressure the 27 member bloc for its own purposes By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressSeptember 16, 2021, 4:01 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — Austria’s minister …

Group: Turkish drones in Cyprus endanger commercial flights

Group: Turkish drones in Cyprus endanger commercial flights A flight safety organization is warning that a Turkish drone base in ethnically divided Cyprus could increase safety risks for thousands of commercial flights that cross the airspace around the eastern Mediterranean island ByThe Associated PressSeptember 14, 2021, 4:19 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees

Turkey talks with UN over returning Syrian refugees Turkey’s foreign minister says his country is working with the U.N.’s refugee agency to repatriate Syrians to their home country ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 5:49 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Turkey is working with the U.N.’s refugee agency to …

Greek leader vows crackdown against migrant traffickers

Greek leader vows crackdown against migrant traffickers Greek Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis has promised to “break and smash” the human trafficking networks that smuggle migrants across the border from Turkey By BY COSTAS KANTOURIS Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 1:26 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressGreece’s Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis …

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4

2 Turkish soldiers die in cross-border ops, taking toll to 4 Turkish officials say two troops died after being attacked during cross-border operations in Syria and Iraq ByThe Associated PressSeptember 12, 2021, 12:16 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Two Turkish troops died on Sunday after being attacked during …

Westerners to board first commercial flight from Kabul

Scores of Westerners, including Americans, fly out of Kabul An estimated 200 foreigners, including Americans, have left Kabul on an international commercial flight, marking the first large-scale evacuation since U.S. and NATO forces left Afghanistan last week By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 5:13 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article2:53 …

Turkey slams Greek ‘dreams’ to extend territorial waters

Turkey slams Greek ‘dreams’ to extend territorial waters Turkey’s defense minister says the country will never accept Greek moves to extend its territorial waters in the Aegean sea, dismissing any possible effort by Athens as “empty dreams.” By SUZAN FRASER Associated PressSeptember 9, 2021, 3:06 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article …

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions

Turkey, Egypt agree to further talks in bid to ease tensions East Mediterranean rivals Turkey and Egypt say they have agreed to further talks aimed at stabilizing relations after the end of a second round of negotiations ByThe Associated PressSeptember 8, 2021, 3:41 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — …

Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 18,500 militants over 6 years

Turkey says it ‘neutralized’ 18,500 militants over 6 years Turkey says it has “neutralized” nearly 18,500 people whom it calls “terrorists” over the past six years ByThe Associated PressSeptember 5, 2021, 2:16 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article ISTANBUL — Turkey has “neutralized” nearly 18,500 people that it calls “terrorists” over …

Collision between train, minibus leaves 6 dead in Turkey

Collision between train, minibus leaves 6 dead in Turkey A collision between a freight train and a minibus in northwest Turkey has killed six people and injured seven others ByThe Associated PressSeptember 4, 2021, 2:56 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressSecurity officers investigate the crash site in Ergene, Tekirdag …

Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition

Afghan women demand rights as Taliban seek recognition A small group of Afghan women have protested near the presidential palace in Kabul, demanding equal rights from the Taliban By KATHY GANNON Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 5:49 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWomen gather to demand their rights under the …

Rights body raps Greece over migrant rescue crackdown

Rights body raps Greece over migrant rescue crackdown Europe’s top human rights body has called on Greece’s parliament to withdraw articles included in draft legislation that would impose heavy penalties on nongovernmental organizations that carry out unsanctioned rescue operations of migrants at sea By DEREK GATOPOULOS Associated PressSeptember 3, 2021, 2:30 PM• 3 min readShare …

Greek officials say shot migrant found at border with Turkey

Greek officials say shot migrant found at border with Turkey Greek authorities say police patrolling the northeastern land border with Turkey have found a migrant with a gunshot wound to the leg who was believed to have crossed into Greece illegally ByThe Associated PressSeptember 2, 2021, 6:14 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

U.S. senator calls two-state deal for divided Cyprus ‘wrong’

U.S. senator calls two-state deal for divided Cyprus ‘wrong’ The chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee says the “retrograde vision” of Turkey’s president to cement Cyprus’ ethnic divide by striving for a two-state deal “is wrong” for all Cypriots ByThe Associated PressAugust 30, 2021, 7:20 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

US senator Menendez criticizes Turkey under Erdogan

US senator Menendez criticizes Turkey under Erdogan Chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee Bob Menendez has criticized Turkey, saying that its current leadership is not committed to the principles of democracy and rule of law By ELENA BECATOROS Associated PressAugust 27, 2021, 11:56 AM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe …

Turkish drones in northern Cyprus heighten regional unease

Turkish drones in northern Cyprus heighten regional unease An air base hosting Turkish drones in the breakaway northern third of Cyprus is ratcheting up unease among neighboring countries By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS, SAMY MAGDY and JOSEF FEDERMAN Associated PressAugust 25, 2021, 12:08 PM• 4 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — An …

‘Afghan:’ Migrant graves in Turkey testify to border perils

‘Afghan:’ Migrant graves in Turkey testify to border perils Plain concrete gravestones painted with a number and the word “Afghan” mark the final resting places of dozens of unidentified migrants who died trying to enter Turkey through the rugged border with Iran By MEHMET GUZEL and ROBERT BADENDIECK Associated PressAugust 24, 2021, 1:57 PM• 4 …

Cyprus sends 88 Syrian migrants back to Lebanon

Cyprus sends 88 Syrian migrants back to Lebanon Cyprus’ interior minister says 88 Syrians have been sent back to Lebanon  after trying to reach the east Mediterranean island nation aboard two boats By MENELAOS HADJICOSTIS Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 6:19 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article NICOSIA, Cyprus — Cyprus on …

Japan to send military planes to Kabul to evacuate Japanese

Japan to send military planes to Kabul to evacuate Japanese Japan is sending three military aircraft to Afghanistan to evacuate Japanese citizens and local staff as security deteriorates following the Taliban takeover By MARI YAMAGUCHI Associated PressAugust 23, 2021, 7:46 AM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressJapan’s Defense Minister Nobuo …

Europe fears Afghan refugee crisis after Taliban takeover

Europe fears Afghan refugee crisis after Taliban takeover European Union leaders haunted by a 2015 migration crisis fueled by the Syrian war desperately want to avoid a large-scale influx of refugees and migrants from Afghanistan By KARL RITTER and MEHMET GUZEL Associated PressAugust 21, 2021, 7:28 PM• 6 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this …

Turkish leader: EU must act to forestall Afghan migrant wave

Turkish leader: EU must act to forestall Afghan migrant wave Turkey’s president has told Greece’s prime minister that the European Union should assist Afghans both inside Afghanistan and in neighboring countries if it wants to avoid a new influx of migrants By ELENA BECATOROS and SUZAN FRASER Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 6:58 PM• 4 min …

Police boat, divers search for missing from Turkish floods

Police boat, divers search for missing from Turkish floods A police boat and divers have joined the search for some 30 people still missing more than a week after severe floods devastated parts of Turkey’s Black Sea coast ByThe Associated PressAugust 20, 2021, 3:24 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Erdogan says Turkey is not Europe’s ‘refugee warehouse’

Erdogan says Turkey is not Europe’s ‘refugee warehouse’ Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has called on European nations to shoulder the responsibility for Afghans fleeing the Taliban and warned that his country won’t become Europe’s “refugee warehouse.” ByThe Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 7:05 PM• 3 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressAfghan …

Government shelling of north Syria kills 5, mostly children

Government shelling of north Syria kills 5, mostly children Syrian opposition activists say government forces have shelled a northwestern village, killing five people, most of them children ByThe Associated PressAugust 19, 2021, 2:41 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Syrian government forces shelled a village in the country’s rebel-held …

Turkey offers to mediate between Ethiopia and Sudan

Turkey offers to mediate between Ethiopia and Sudan Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is urging Ethiopian leaders to find a peaceful resolution to the Tigray conflict in Ethiopia that has displaced tens of thousands and left millions hungry ByThe Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 5:54 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated …

Shelling in northern Syria kills 5; at least 15 wounded

Shelling in northern Syria kills 5; at least 15 wounded Turkey-backed Syrian forces and Syrian Kurdish fighters shelled one another’s positions in northern Syria, leaving at least five people dead and more than a dozen wounded ByThe Associated PressAugust 18, 2021, 4:24 PM• 1 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this article BEIRUT — Turkey-backed …

Rescue crews in Turkey search for 34 still missing in floods

Rescue crews in Turkey search for 34 still missing in floods Rescue workers are continuing to search for 34 people missing following severe floods that ravaged parts of Turkey’s Black Sea coast last week, as excavators clear the sludge and wreckage ByThe Associated PressAugust 17, 2021, 3:09 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail …

Turkey evacuates some flooding victims; death toll hits 62

Turkey evacuates some flooding victims; death toll hits 62 The death toll in Turkey’s severe floods this week has climbed to at least 62 people Sunday ByThe Associated PressAugust 15, 2021, 4:43 PM• 2 min readShare to FacebookShare to TwitterEmail this articleThe Associated PressWorkers clear the mud from a street in Bozkurt town of Kastamonu …