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MEPs demand Greek-Turkey border shooting probe

Some 100 MEPs have signed a letter demanding the European Commission investigate the shootings that took place along the Greek-Turkey border earlier this year, when migrants and asylum seekers rushed to cross into Greece. The letter cites a reconstruction of … Continue reading

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EU coalition to relocate child migrants from Greece

A coalition of EU states has offered to relocate up to 1,500 migrant children from Greek islands on a “voluntary” basis, Germany said Sunday without naming the members of the group. “At the European level, negotiations are taking place these … Continue reading

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Turkey says will no longer stop migration to EU

Turkey will no longer stop Syrian refugees from reaching Europe, a senior Turkish official said, as Ankara responded on Friday to the killing of 33 Turkish soldiers in an air strike by Syrian government forces in Syria’s northwestern Idlib region, … Continue reading

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PEW Survey: Nato support drops in France and Turkey is the least favourable

The Pew Research Center in a recent study found that Nato’s public image in France worsened sharply last year. It found that support fell from to 49% from 60% in 2017 and 71% in 2009. No figures were given for … Continue reading

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EU impose sanctions on two Turks over Cyprus drilling

European Union diplomats agreed to impose travel bans on two Turkish nationals and freeze their assets in retaliation for Ankara’s gas prospecting in disputed waters near Cyprus, officials told Bloomberg. Despite pressure from Cyprus, the measures will not affect Turkish … Continue reading

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Pro-EU rhetoric amid un-EU crackdown in Turkish election

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Turkey still aims to join the EU, its authoritarian leader has said, in an election campaign marred by censorship and judicial attacks on opponents. His speech comes amid EU concerns that the upcoming election, on 24 June, will move Turkey … Continue reading

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EU enlargement: Albania advances, Turkey ‘backslides’

Albania and Macedonia should start accession talks, but human rights abuses mean Turkey’s position should stay on hold, EU says in a draft report seen by EUobserver. from News from EUobserver https://ift.tt/2Hpjj3I via CHPBrussels

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[Opinion] Turkey is about to jail Amnesty chief on trumped-up charges

The chair of Amnesty International Turkey could be jailed for 15 years on Wednesday for alleged membership of a “terrorist organisation”. No evidence of any criminal wrongdoing has been presented. from News from EUobserver http://ift.tt/2DKbhND via CHPBrussels

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[Ticker] EU tax haven blacklist may include Turkey

Turkey may end up on the EU’s blacklist of tax havens, according to confidential documents seen by Bloomberg. The news agency on Thursday reported that the EU working group tasked with coming up with the list said Turkey had not … Continue reading

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