Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan threatened to “put refugees on buses” and flood Europe with migrants if EU leaders did not offer him enough cash to help curb the influx of asylum seekers, a leaked record of a high-level meeting claims.
RT.com: February 9, 2016
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has issued an ultimatum to the United States to choose between Turkey and Syrian Kurds. U.S. forces have been working closely with the Syrian Kurdish group the PYD in the battle against Islamic State.
February 9, 2016
Turkish police seized 2.3 tons of red meat illegally brought to the country from Greece in a lorry stopped at the northwestern province of Edirne.
Hurriyet Daily News: February 9, 2016
At least 24 migrants have died off the Turkish coast trying to reach the Greek island of Lesbos, Turkish media say.
BBC: February 9, 2016
European Union officials are urging Turkey to open a border crossing where tens of thousands of Syrian civilians arrived this week fleeing a massive government offensive in Aleppo province.
February 7, 2016
Greece is the first stop for many migrants coming from the Middle East. Renee Montagne talks to Christos Panagopoulos, Greece's ambassador to the U.S.
February 3, 2016
At least 37 migrants, including several children, died Saturday when the boat meant to take them to the Greek island of Lesbos sank off Turkey's western coast.
January 31, 2016
Tensions rose between Turkey and Russia when Turkey and NATO said a Russian warplane had violated Turkish airspace. Russia dismissed the Turkish allegations as "baseless propaganda."
January 31, 2016
Greek Defense Minister Panos Kammenos received his Israeli counterpart Moshe Ya'alon in Athens on Tuesday, for talks focusing on cooperation between Greece, Israel and Cyprus and the possibility of adding Bulgaria, Jordan and Egypt to a so-called "axis of good"
January 26, 2016
Greek President Prokopis Pavlopoulos said Turkey was not doing enough to reduce the number of migrants arriving in Europe and accused Turkish port officials of helping people smugglers, drawing a denial from Ankara on Monday.
Reuters: January 20, 2016