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New Visa Dispute Sours Turkey-EU Ties

Within a matter of hours of Turkey’s new government being announced, a major dispute over visas erupted Wednesday between Ankara and the European Union, threatening one of the main foreign policy achievements of ousted prime minister Ahmet Davutoglu. Turkish President...

Bild: EU Official Points to Plan B Should EU-Turkey Refugee Deal Fall Through

German tabloid Bild reports on the existence of Plan B to deal with the refugee crisis should the deal between Turkey and the European Union fall through. The alternative plan examines the restriction of migrant flows without the participation...

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. His comments came a day after Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu warned that if the EU does not...

EU Leaders Agree on Migrant Deal With Turkey

The European Union and Turkey have formally reached an accord to curb the unprecedented influx of migrants into Europe. Speaking to reporters after talks in Brussels on Friday, European Council President Donald Tusk and Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu called...

Turkey Playing Hard Ball With Europe’s Leaders But Deal Looks Set for Approval

Latest reports from Brussels is that Turkish Prime Minister has accepted a deal proposed to Ankara by Europe’s leaders after the latter had agreed on a joint position to put to Turkey after late-night talks on Thursday. The plan suggests...

The Refugee Issue Is a Matter of Values, Says Turkish PM Davutoglu

"For Turkey, the refugee issue is not a matter of negotiation, but an issue of values, both human and European values," Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Friday said upon his arrival at a meeting with European Council President...

EU Leaders Agree on Joint Stance Ahead of Friday Talks With Turkish PM Davutoglu

The European Union member states agreed late on Thursday in Brussels on a draft agreement on migration to be discussed with Turkey on Friday. A dinner at the end of the first day concluded without a press conference. The EU-Turkey...

UN Questions Legality of EU Migrant Deportation Deal With Turkey

In a development that should surprise no one even remotely aware of international law and human rights, the United Nations has said that the tentative deal reached between European Union and Ankara over handling of migrant crisis may be...

Greek PM Tsipras Challenges Turkish Counterpart Over Airspace Violations

Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras raised the issue of the frequent violations of Greek airspace by Turkish fighter jets, stressing that the withdrawal of the "Casus Belli" state from Turkey towards Greece would be a timely act in light...

Tsipras: Aegean Must Become a Sea of Peace, Cooperation and Stability

Neither Greece nor Turkey were the cause of the problems currently facing central Europe, Greece's Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras said on Tuesday, during joint statements with his Turkish counterpart Ahmet Davutoglu in Izmir. We will solve the problems of...