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Kurdish party pushes political gamble to run in Turkey poll

Turkey's pro-Kurdish HDP has announced it will run as a political party instead of fielding candidates as independents in June's general election.
January 29, 2015

Amal Clooney accuses Turkey of hypocrisy on freedom of speech in Armenian genocide trial

The human rights lawyer, representing Armenia, criticised Turkey's double standards on freedom of expression
The Telegraph: January 28, 2015

Islam in Austria with a pan-European focus

Austria will play a central role concenring the overall Islamist movement in Europe in the coming years, owning to its location and existing presence of Islamist networks
Ioannis Michaletos: January 24, 2015

In rare move, Turkish president convenes cabinet

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan convened a Cabinet meeting in a rare move Monday, raising concerns among critics of a power grab from what was once a largely ceremonial position.
January 19, 2015

Analysts: Terror suspect's escape via Turkey raises suspicions

Turkish officials are facing criticism after a female terror suspect sought by French police after the attacks in Paris entered Turkey shortly before the attacks and traveled from there to Syria.
January 16, 2015

Turkey investigating newspaper for publishing Charlie Hebdo cartoon

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into a national newspaper for publishing extracts from the latest edition of the French satirical magazine Charlie Hebdo.
January 16, 2015

EU MPs to Warn Turkey on Press Freedom

The European Parliament is preparing to formally warn Turkey against violating press freedom, rebuking its government for last month’s arrests and detention of dozens of journalists who have criticized Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan and his ruling Justice and Development Party.
January 13, 2015

Turkish violations keep Greece on standby

Despite recent meetings with top-ranking Turkish government officials and the mutual expression of good intentions from both sides, Greek authorities remain on standby following a spike in violations of Greek air space
eKathimerini: January 11, 2015

Turkey becoming major hub for human smuggling

The arrival on Italian shores of two crewless ships filled with more than 1,000 refugees – mostly Syrians – has put the spotlight on Turkey's role in people smuggling.
January 10, 2015

Female suicide attacker hits Istanbul police station

Turkish authorities said one police officer was killed and another wounded after a female suicide bomber attacked a police station in Istanbul.
January 7, 2015