Syndicate contentTurkey

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

Cyprus warns Turkey against any new energy moves

Cyprus warned Turkey Friday that if it re-entered the exclusive economic zone where Nicosia has licensed exploratory drilling there would be no chance of resuming stalled UN-brokered peace talks.
GlobalPost: January 2, 2015

Italians rescue nearly 1,000 migrants abandoned at sea

In a second high-seas drama this week, six Italian coast guard officers boarded a cargo ship abandoned in the Adriatic Sea with nearly 1,000 migrants on board and managed to steer it to an Italian port early Wednesday.
January 1, 2015

Turkey frees teen who 'insulted' Erdogan

Turkish authorities have released a teenage boy who was arrested for allegedly insulting President Recep Tayyip Erdogan.
December 27, 2014

Greeks learning to speak Ottoman

Turkey is in the grips of a public debate over the wisdom of teaching the Ottoman alphabet to students. However, Turkey's neighbor across the Aegean has gone beyond that
Daily Sabah: December 22, 2014