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Migrant crisis: '24 dead' off Turkey as boat sinks

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

EU to Ankara: You must help refugees

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

Turkey Contributes To Migrants Overwhelming Greece, Ambassador Says

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

37 migrants die as boat sinks off Turkey

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

Turkey says Russian jet violated airspace

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

Greece, Israel urge Turkey to join 'axis of good' against terrorism

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 accuses Turkish port officials of helping people smugglers

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

Turkey to intensify crackdown on PKK in retaliation for bombing

Turkey's president said Thursday that military operations would intensify against PKK Kurdish rebels after the group was blamed for a car bombing of a police headquarters,
January 14, 2016

Trends to Watch in 2016

Trends to watch for Southeast Europe in 2016.
Ioannis Michaletos: January 13, 2016

Turkey makes arrest in connection with Istanbul bombing

A Turkish official said Wednesday authorities had arrested one person in connection with the suicide bombing Tuesday in Istanbul that killed 10 people.
January 13, 2016