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By Maydaa Abo El-Nadar Due to its geographical position, Greece is one of the countries in the middle of the Syrian refugees’ crisis. Athens is the refugees’ lifeline to reach other countries that welcome them, such as Germany. Their journey to Athens starts mainly from Turkey passing through the Greek islands including Lesvos, Chios, Samos, …
Turkey’s President Erdogan and his Finnish counterpart have visited the site of the weekend’s twin bombings in Ankara. Three top level security officials in the capital have been sacked for the probe into the incident
Bombings of a protest in Turkey left at least 100 dead
Several anti-government entities have been calling on civilians to “reject army service”, soldiers to “mutiny”
Turkish president reiterates strong words against Egypt’s ‘regime’
German Chancellor Merkel has said that Turkey’s proposal for a “safe zone” in northern Syria may risk the lives of refugees housed there. Her statement comes as Germany struggles to cope with the migrant influx.
Erdogan insisted that the cross-border raids into Iraqi territory would continue, adding that “this is their (the PKK’s) last struggle”.
Militant football fans are on a roll in the Middle East, Europe and Southeast Asia. Fans in Turkey and Egypt have defeated legal efforts to criminalise them as terrorists while Malaysian ultras are tackling corruption in and mismanagement of their country’s football association. In Germany, the pitch anticipated the government’s shift in policy towards the …
Interior Minister Selami Altinok said up to 32 PKK militants had been killed in Cizre until Thursday. He claimed just one civilian had died in the clashes.
After the drowning of two children in the Aegean between Turkey and Kos, European Commissioners visited the Greek island
The Turkish Football Federation (TFF), in a demonstration of the inseparable ties between sports and politics, has effectively declared its support for renewed Turkish-Kurdish hostilities designed to enhance the prospects of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan’s ruling party in forthcoming snap elections. With armed Kurdish youth effectively taking control of at least one predominantly Kurdish city …
Turkish fighter jets have hit “Islamic State” targets in Syria – for the first time as part of the US-led coalition. Turkey took on a more active role in the fight against IS in July, ending months of indecisiveness
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has approved a power-sharing caretaker cabinet put forward by Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu. The interim government is to lead the country into elections to be held in November.
According to data released by the Turkish Interior Ministry, 1,905,984 Syrians are registered in 82 cities. The number of Syrians living in 25 camps set up in 10 cities is 262,134. These statistics clearly show that nearly 1.7 million Syrians are trying to survive outside the camps on their own.