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Turkish observers question viability of EU migrant deal

EU and Turkish officials say they have reached an agreement in principle to resolve the migrant crisis. Turkey, which is hosting over two million Syrian refugees and is the migrants' main transit route into Europe, is seen as the key to stemming the exodus.
March 8, 2016

Tsipras: Aegean must become a sea of peace, cooperation and stability

Neither Greece nor Turkey were the cause of the problems currently facing central Europe, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, during joint statements with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in Izmir.
March 8, 2016

Refugees caught in tide of European history

Syrian and Iraqi war refugees are sleeping by railroad tracks in northern Greece hoping to be allowed to travel onward to Germany and other northern EU countries.
March 8, 2016

Turkey asks EU for additional $3b to help stem migrant flow

Ankara wants the European Union to double the aid it is is giving to Turkey to deal with the migrant crisis, the European Parliament's president said Monday.
March 7, 2016

Seized Turkish opposition newspaper changes its tune

A leading Turkish newspaper that was staunchly opposed to the country's president has printed its first edition since being seized by authorities, and the publication now features a distinctly pro-government slant.
March 7, 2016

Turkey: Between a rock and a hard place

Turkey's dilemmas based on the disastrous foreign policy of Erdogan.
Ioannis Michaletos: March 7, 2016

Tsipras: Pressure on Turkey to accelerate readmission procedures

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras in his address on Sunday to SYRIZA Central Committee said that the respect to EU agreements on the migrants and refugees issue and the pressure on Turkey to implement and accelerate the readmission procedures will be his main positions on Monday' EU Summit with Turkey.
March 6, 2016

FM Kotzias to meet Turkish counterpart on bilateral relations, refugee issue

The bilateral relations and the Greek-Turkish cooperation in the management of refugee/migrant issue ahead of the extraordinary EU summit to be held in Brussels on Monday
March 4, 2016

Turkey sentences human traffickers to four years in prison

Turkey has sentenced two Syrians to four years in prison over the death of a toddler and his family who drowned en route to Turkey.
March 4, 2016

Tsipras discusses refugee flows with Davutoglu

Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras had a telephone conversation with Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday, during which he called for the need to reach an understanding between the European Union and Turkey
March 4, 2016