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Bomb blasts rock a pro-Kurdish rally in Ankara

Twin blasts shook Ankara’s main train station Saturday morning just hours before a pro-Kurdish peace rally, claiming the lives of at least 30 people and wounding more than 125.
October 12, 2015

Turkey urges NATO to keep up its Patriot defenses

Turkey urged its NATO allies on Thursday to keep up missile defenses along its Syrian border, after Germany and the United States said they would press on with plans to withdraw Patriot batteries despite worries about Russian actions in the area.
Reuters: October 8, 2015

Greek PM declines Davutoğlu’s offer for joint visit to Cyprus

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras conditionally declined an offer from his Turkish counterpart, Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoğlu, to pay a joint visit to ethnically divided Cyprus to boost recently revived peace negotiations, a Greek Cypriot official has told the Greek media.
Today's Zaman: October 8, 2015

Turkey survey indicates traditional distrusts, shift to the West

Turkey heading to a November election, a comprehensive public opinion survey indicates the country's population feels isolated and preoccupied with a deteriorating economy.
October 8, 2015

Are Greece the worst No1 seed ever in European Championship qualifying?

“With Greece currently on course to finish bottom of Group F, would they be the first No1 seed to finish bottom of a Uefa qualifying group either for the Euros or the World Cup?”
Guardian: October 7, 2015

Erdogan: Ankara-Moscow relations at risk

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.
October 7, 2015

Turkey's Erdogan mocks EU migrant efforts on eve of visit

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan appeared to mock European Union overtures for help with its migration crisis as he arrived for a long-awaited state visit to Brussels and a string of meetings with EU leaders set to start on Monday.
Reuters: October 5, 2015

Fifa: Sepp Blatter faces criminal investigation

Swiss prosecutors have opened a criminal investigation into Sepp Blatter, the head of the world football body Fifa.
BBC: September 25, 2015

On the Scene: Fleeing extremism in hopes of new life in Europe

"All the men wear pants like this,” said Soaid, indicating with his hand that the pants needed to be long enough to cover the ankles. “And the women stay inside."
September 25, 2015

Migrants see no future in Turkey, want to head to Europe

Saad Ali hid his face behind a checkered scarf as he talked to the media. He feared for half of his family, who were still in a Syrian area controlled by Islamic State.
September 23, 2015