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Turkish government targeting foreign media, journalists say

Foreign journalists working in Turkey complain the government of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has started to target them in an expansion of a media clampdown that until recently appeared mainly focused on domestic newspapers and broadcasters.
March 31, 2016

US relocates most defense family members from Turkey

The United States has ordered military families to leave parts of southern Turkey due to safety concerns.
March 30, 2016

Frontex calls for more police officers to help Greece return migrants to Turkey

EU border management agency Frontex has urged member states to pledge more police officers to support Greece in returning migrants to Turkey.
March 26, 2016

Turkey-EU deal stops human trafficking on Aegean

The Turkish villagers had grown used to hearing the smugglers arrive in the dead of night, speeding through the narrow streets in minibuses packed with Syrians, Iraqis and Afghans headed for the rocky coves nearby.
Hurriyet Daily News: March 26, 2016

Turkish liaison officers arrive at island hotspots, as per EU-Turkey deal on refugees

The Turkish officials that will act as liaison officers in the implementation of the EU-Turkey agreement on the refugee crisis arrived at the five hotspots on the Greek islands of the eastern Aegean on Monday,
March 21, 2016

Refugees: Turkish coast guard becoming more violent

War refugees from the Middle East newly arrived in Greece say Turkey's gendarmes and coast guard are becoming increasingly violent in their efforts to stop asylum-seekers from crossing the Aegean Sea - both on Turkish beaches, to disrupt the boarding of smugglers’ boats, and later when refugees are under way.
March 21, 2016

EU-Turkey deal leaves refugees stranded in Greece

The deal struck Friday between the European Union and Turkey to try to end the flow of migrants to Europe, does not say what should happen to the tens of thousands of refugees stuck in Greece.
March 19, 2016

EU, Turkey, reach a landmark deal on migrant crisis

The European Union and Turkey have formally reached an accord to curb the unprecedented influx of migrants into Europe.
March 18, 2016

European Refugee deal may not even be workable

Rights groups are discussing a legal challenge to a potential deal between the European Union and Turkey for the transfer of tens of thousands of migrants from the EU to Turkey.
March 18, 2016

Migrant crisis: EU leaders cautious on Turkey deal

EU leaders trying to finalise a deal with Turkey on the migrant crisis have warned of the difficulties they face at the start of a summit in Brussels.
BBC: March 17, 2016