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Greece, Egypt, Cyprus urge Turkey to quit gas search off island

The governments of Egypt, Greece and Cyprus urged Turkey on Wednesday to stop trying to chart gas deposits in areas of the east Mediterranean claimed by Cyprus, saying the work was illegal.
Reuters: October 29, 2014

Turkey-Denmark relations tense over deal with IS

There is a growing diplomatic dispute between Turkey and Denmark over the release of a Turkish man suspected of shooting a Danish writer and anti-Muslim activist.
October 29, 2014

Smugglers offer cheap passage from Turkey to Syria

Smugglers in Turkey offer a relatively cheap passage across the border into Syria. Ankara has stepped up efforts to stem the flow of foreign fighters who want to join Islamic State militants fighting for control of the Syrian border city of Kobani.
October 26, 2014

Cyprus to block progress in Turkey's EU entry bid over offshore gas search dispute

European Union member Cyprus will oppose any progress in Turkey's ongoing talks to join the 28-nation bloc in response to a Turkish gas search in waters where Cyprus has already licensed companies to drill, an official said Tuesday.
The Tribune: October 21, 2014

Kurds struggle to hold Kobani as Turkey remains on sidelines

In Turkish villages along the border, local Kurds and refugees from the Syrian city of Kobani maintain a vigil observing the month-long battle over the besieged town with a mixture of hope and dread.
October 13, 2014

Turkish provocation tolerated

Turkish exploration for hydrocarbon reserves in Cyprus’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), and particularly in the area south of the island, is a major – though not unexpected – provocation by Ankara,
eKathimerini: October 11, 2014

Turkey says it cannot go into ground battle with Islamic State militants alone

Turkish officials said they cannot be expected to conduct a ground operation against Islamic State militants in Syria on their own.
October 11, 2014

Turkey's Parliament OKs military action in Syria, Iraq against IS

The Turkish parliament approved a motion on Thursday enabling the government to authorize cross-border military incursions into Iraq and Syria to battle Islamic State militants.
October 2, 2014

Turk sentenced to life in Greece on charges of human trafficking

A 27-year-old amateur fisherman was sentenced to life in Greece on charges of human trafficking, while his family in Turkey claims he was only sailing near a boat full of illegal immigrants.
Daily Sabah: September 26, 2014

Kurds see Turkey impeding Islamic State fight

Turkey and its Kurdish population — for decades in conflict — suddenly find themselves facing a common enemy in the Islamic State group.
The Missoulian: September 26, 2014