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Turkey deports jihadists linked to Syria fighting

Turkey has been deporting European nationals linked to radical Islamist groups fighting in neighboring Syria. Ankara faces growing pressure from its Western allies to crack down on jihadists.
December 8, 2013

Syria conflict: Foreign jihadists 'use Turkey safe houses'

Foreign jihadist fighters are using safe houses in southern Turkey to cross into Syria to fight against government forces, the BBC has learnt.
BBC: December 7, 2013

EU Minister Bağış responds to Greek Cypriot deputy’s remarks

Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış has been quick to respond to remarks from a Greek Cypriot member of the European Parliament (EP) that likened him to “a small salesman,” saying Takis Hadjigeorgiou’s words are “null and void.”
Hurriyet Daily News: December 6, 2013

Istanbul landmark rekindles religious tensions

Perched on the tip of Istanbul's historic peninsula, Hagia Sophia -- with its spectacular dome, elegant curves and towering minarets -- is an iconic sight for millions of tourists visiting the city each year.
AFP: December 3, 2013

New Greek tourism office opened in Istanbul

Greek Tourism Minister Olga Kefalogianni and Turkish EU Minister Egemen Bağış met at a reception on Nov. 27 to open a new Greek tourism office in Istanbul.
November 29, 2013

Istanbul monastery may become mosque

There are plans to convert the Monastery of Studios, dedicated to St John the Baptist and considered the most important of Constantinople, into a mosque.
SBS: November 26, 2013

Turkey has submitted proposals on Cyprus peace settlement, Erdogan says

Turkey has submitted to the United Nations its proposals for a Cyprus peace settlement, the country's Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan was on Friday reported as saying.
eKathimerini: November 22, 2013

Turkey and Greece feud over Hagia Sophia

Turkey and Greece were locked Wednesday in a war of words over the possible conversion of Hagia Sophia, one of Istanbul's most stunning landmarks, into a mosque.
AFP: November 20, 2013

Sectarianism Brings Turkey and Iran Closer

Turkey's foreign minister is due to visit Tehran on November 26, the latest step in rapprochement efforts between the former close allies.
November 19, 2013

Of Greek fathers and Turkish sons

he Nov. 10 anniversary of the death of Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, the Turkish republic’s founder, is marked with nationwide ceremonies in Turkey.
Al-Monitor: November 17, 2013