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Turkish President warns Iran about trying to dominate Middle East

Turkey's president warned it will not tolerate Iran dominating the Middle East, amid growing concerns inside the country that it will be sucked into a sectarian conflict with its neighbor.
March 30, 2015

Northern Ireland beats Finland 2-1 in Euro 2016 qualifying; Greece held 0-0 by Hungary

Romania and Northern Ireland both won on Sunday to tighten their grip on the top two places in Group F of European Championship qualifying, while Greece showed signs of improvement in a 0-0 draw against Hungary.
The Tribune: March 30, 2015

Greek energy minister to visit Moscow, hits out at Germany

Greece's Energy Minister Panagiotis Lafazanis will meet his Russian counterpart and the CEO of energy giant Gazprom in Moscow on Monday, as he hit out at the EU and Germany for tightening a 'noose' around the Greek economy.
Reuters: March 28, 2015

Turkey approves controversial new security law

Turkey’s parliament passed a controversial new security law Friday that will centralize and expand police powers, amid widespread concern it will be used to crack down on political dissent.
March 28, 2015

Putin: Western intel services aiming to destabilize Russia

President Vladimir Putin said Western intelligence services have set it as their goal to destabilize Russia especially during upcoming elections, according to the Kremlin’s website.
March 26, 2015

Turkey hopes for rapid, unconditional solution to Cyprus issue

Cyprus has remained divided into Greek and Turkish parts since a Greek Cypriot coup was followed by a Turkish peace mission to aid Turkish Cypriots in the north in 1974.
Anadolu Agency: March 26, 2015

Turkey unveils Great Synagogue as Jewish population fades

The Great Synagogue in Edirne will be the first synagogue to open in Turkey in two generations • "Regardless of the fact that we identify ourselves as Turks, we are still perceived as foreigners," says journalist at Turkish Jewish newspaper.
Israel Hayom: March 26, 2015

Analysts: Turkey's President, PM vie to control ruling party

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s efforts to maintain his dominance over his country's politics are causing splits with his ruling AK Party. The struggle for control of the party now centers on who will decide which candidates it will run in June's parliamentary election.
March 25, 2015

Putin, Erdogan discuss 'Turkish Stream' gas project - Kremlin

Russian President Vladimir Putin and Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan discussed the "Turkish Stream" gas project during a phone call, the Kremlin said in a statement on Tuesday, as Moscow continues to push for its new undersea pipeline to Europe.
Reuters: March 17, 2015

Greek PM brings forward Russia Putin trip

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras is to visit Russian President Vladimir Putin on 8 April, a month earlier than planned, as the indebted eurozone member state seeks to avoid bankruptcy.
BBC: March 17, 2015