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Merkel heads to Turkey to try and save EU migrant deal

German Chancellor Angela Merkel and other European Union officials will travel to Turkey this weekend to try to smooth over tensions that have arisen since the two sides signed a deal last month to curb the number of migrants pouring into Europe.
April 23, 2016

Journalists and academics on trial in turkish free speech cases

Four academics and two journalists are on trial in Turkey Friday in separate cases related to increasingly restricted free speech in the country under President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
April 22, 2016

Turkish military conspiracy case collapses

Turkey’s top appeals court has overturned the convictions of senior military officers who had been charged with planning to overthrow the government.
April 22, 2016

500 people feared dead in Mediterranean

The U.N. refugee agency is confirming reports up to 500 people may have lost their lives when an overcrowded boat capsized and sank earlier this month in the Mediterranean Sea between Libya and Italy.
April 21, 2016

Despite threat, EU says no shortcuts for Turkey's visa-free travel

European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker said Tuesday that Turkey must meet all remaining conditions before the EU can open up visa-free travel.
April 19, 2016

Balkan energy security culminations

Trends and threats ahead
Ioannis Michaletos: April 19, 2016

TV station stands behind German comedian who mocked Erdogan

A German television station is pledging its full support to comedian Jan Boehmermann in any legal proceeding brought against him for mocking Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
April 17, 2016

Migrant crisis: Pope returns from Greece with 12 migrants

Pope Francis has taken 12 Syrian migrants back with him to the Vatican after visiting a camp on the Greek island of Lesbos.
BBC: April 16, 2016

Greece: "As a doctor, I feel outraged"

Everything has now changed on the Greek island of Lesbos which last year saw well over half a million refugees and migrants take their first steps on European soil.
Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF) International: April 15, 2016

FYR Macedonia to hold snap vote on june 5 despite protests

FYR Macedonia's Parliament Speaker Trajko Veljanoski has signed a decree setting the date for an early general election, amid protests that followed a presidential decision and demand the vote be postponed.
April 15, 2016