Turkish ambassador: EU should cooperate in bringing Syrian refugees to Afrin

By |april 20th, 2018|Afrin, Al Qaeda, Cyprus, Daesh, ethnic cleansing, EU-Turkey, EU-Turkey summit, European Parliament, Gas, Gulenists, ISIS, Kurds, Nato, News, Northern Cyprus, Olive Branch, Syrian war, terrorism, UDSA, Varna summit|

At the Varna summit, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan told his interlocutors that the EU should cooperate in Syria in terms of helping Syrian refugees to go back to their homes, Turkish ambassador to the EU Faruk Kaymakcı told EURACTIV in an exclusive interview.

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The Brief, powered by Amazon Web Services (AWS) – Bulgaria’s mid-term review

By |marec 29th, 2018|Boiko Borisov, Bulgarian Presidency, EU-Turkey relations, EU-Turkey summit, News, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, The Brief|

Three months of Bulgaria’s EU presidency have elapsed. So how is the bloc’s poorest member faring in its debut at the helm?

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EU will not lift visas unless Turkey eases terrorism laws

By |februar 16th, 2018|Angela Merkel, Deniz Yucel, Didier Reynders, EU-Turkey relations, EU-Turkey summit, Jean-Claude Juncker, Johannes Hahn, News, Omer Celik, press freedom, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Rex Tillerson, Syrian war, terrorism law, Turkish purges, visa-free travel|

The European Union told Turkey today (16 February) it would not ease travel requirements for its citizens unless Ankara softens counter-terrorism laws that the bloc says are excessive.

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MEPs call on Turkey to lift state of emergency, stop civil society crackdown

By |februar 9th, 2018|EU-Turkey relations, EU-Turkey summit, European Parliament, Federica Mogherini, human rights abuses, Kurds, News, press freedom, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, Syrian war, Turkish coup, Turkish purges|

The European parliament yesterday (8 February) called on Turkey to scrap the emergency powers which members said were being used to stifle "legitimate and peaceful opposition" and a free press.

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Erdogan in Rome: Let Turkey be full EU member

By |februar 5th, 2018|Bulgarian Presidency, Donald Trump, Emmanuel Macron, EU-Turkey deal, EU-Turkey relations, EU-Turkey summit, Italy, Jerusalem, Kurds, News, Pope Francis, Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, refugee crisis, Syrian war|

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has rejected proposals of a partnership with the EU, insisting full membership to the bloc is the only option, in an interview published Sunday (4 February).

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