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Turkish court cases raise human rights concerns

In Turkey, the trials started on Friday for four academics charged with terrorist propaganda after signing a petition. The case also resumed for two prominent journalists facing charges of espionage and aiding a terrorist organization for an article they wrote.
April 25, 2016

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

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

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

Greece launches military exercise over migrant camp

The Greek army launched an unscheduled military exercise Thursday along its border with FYR Macedonia and a cluster of islands near Turkey, with fighter jets passing over a tent city in Idomeni near the border.
April 14, 2016

War games in Greece near FYR Macedonia, Turkey amid migration row

The Greek army on Thursday staged a double military exercise on its border with FYR Macedonia and an island cluster near Turkey, officials said, amid tension with Skopje over the refugee crisis.
Breitbart News: April 14, 2016