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Turkey claims some successes, but migrant flows to Europe persist

For a few days this week, officials in Turkey, Greece and Europe wondered if there might finally be signs of progress in their efforts to stem the flow of refugees and migrants pouring onto Lesbos.
Reuters: November 28, 2015

Turkey advises against travel to Russia

Turkey on Saturday advised its citizens to delay any non-urgent travel to Russia, the latest move in a diplomatic spat over the downing of a Russian warplane.
November 28, 2015

Russian fighter jet shot down at Turkey-Syria border

Turkish military officials say their F-16 jets shot down the plane after it violated the country's airspace and ignored repeated warnings to leave; Russia's defense ministry says the jet never left Syrian territory
November 24, 2015

Turkey, Greece boost cooperation to tackle refugee crisis

Turkey announces plans for joint operation with US to end presence of Islamic State militants along any part of its border with Syria
Middle East Eye: November 19, 2015

Erdoğan chides Turkish fans for disrespecting Greece’s national anthem

President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has voiced his disapproval at the behavior of some sections of the Turkish support during a Nov. 17 football friendly against Greece in Istanbul
Hurriyet Daily News: November 19, 2015

Tsipras, Davutoglu announce measures to tackle refugee, migrant flows

Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday announced specific measures - such as closer cooperation between coast guards in Greece and Turkey
November 19, 2015

Turks chant 'Allahu Akbar' during minute's silence for Paris victims

Turks remind the EU where their loyalties lie.
Themistocles Cala: November 19, 2015

Paris attacks to top G-20 discussions

President Barack Obama arrived Sunday in the Turkish Mediterranean resort of Antalya for a meeting of G-20 leaders where Friday’s attacks in France were set to dominate the agenda.
November 15, 2015

Turkish President: World should respect party's election win

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan said Monday the world should respect the victory of his Justice and Development Party (AKP) in snap parliamentary polls, which he described as the people of Turkey voting for stability.
November 2, 2015

Turkish police raid critical TV stations

The seizure by police of one of Turkey’s largest media organizations critical of the ruling AKP Party, just days before a general election has provoked strong criticism and added to concerns over media freedom.
October 29, 2015