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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

Turkey prepares to take over leadership of Muslim Nations' group

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is hosting a summit of over 30 heads of state aimed at overcoming differences among Muslim peoples.
April 14, 2016

Second formation of Turkish fighter jets enter Athens FIR

A second group of Turkish F-4 Phantom II fighter jets and a KC-135 aerial refueling aircraft entered Athens' FIR at 14.59 (local) without submitting flight plans on Monday, Greece's National Defence General Staff said on Monday.
April 12, 2016

Closed borders, changing rules splinter families fleeing war

Greece faces uncertainty with more than 50,000 refugees and other migrants trapped on its northern border with FYR Macedonia and crowded into camps, detention centers and makeshift settlements.
April 9, 2016

Migrants deported from Greece arrive in Turkey

A group of 45 Pakistani migrants have reached Dikili, Turkey, in a short journey from the migrant camp where they were staying on the Greek island of Lesbos
April 8, 2016