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Erdogan & the International Criminal Court

Erdogan's actions and hypothetical scenario of facing charges in the International Criminal Court
Ioannis Michaletos: May 16, 2016

Erdogan: Turkey has killed 3,000 IS fighters

Turkish forces have killed 3,000 Islamic State militants in Syria and Iraq, President Recep Tayyip Erdogan says, insisting no other country has matched its efforts against the extremists.
May 11, 2016

Current Greek counter-terrorism threat assessment

As long as Greece remains a ‘transit’ country rather than a ‘prestige’ target, the overall danger level will be lower than that of Belgium or France.
Ioannis Michaletos: May 9, 2016

Turkey's PM Davutoglu to step down

Turkey's prime minister, Ahmet Davutoglu, announced Thursday that he would not seek re-election as ruling party chief at the upcoming convention, which means he will leave office.
May 5, 2016

Turkish planes carried out 29 violations of Greek air space on Thursday

Turkish military aircraft carried out 29 violations of Greece air space in the Aegean on Thursday, just days ahead of the Orthodox Easter. These included a flight over the islands Anthropofagi and Makronisi in the Fourni island complex by four Turkish F-16s at 29,000 feet.
April 29, 2016

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