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Are Turkish investors falling for Hamas’ games?

Recent reports have revealed the extent of investments and assets controlled by Hamas, the Palestinian terror group, within Turkey. Hamas has long maintained a strong...

Europe’s top diplomat urges Turkey to respect ‘democratic obligations’ following HDP closure case

The bloc's top diplomat, Josep Borrell has voiced the European Union's concerns over Ankara's decision to close the country's largest opposition party, namely the Peoples’ Democratic...

Turkish government moves to shut down liberal pro-Kurdish party

Turkey's ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) plans to shut down the pro-Kurdish Peoples’ Democratic Party (HDP), the party's spokesperson said on Tuesday, state-owned...

UN’s Guterres to hold Cyprus talks in April

The United Nations on Thursday confirmed it will hold a five-party meeting in Geneva in April to examine the prospects of resolving the Cyprus...

EU voices concerns over Turkey’s continuing pressure against HDP

The European Union has voiced its concerns over Ankara's increasing pressure against the People’s Democratic Party (HDP), urging the country to safeguard its democratic system."The European Union...

Turkey launches investigation into Dutch politician Wilders over Erdogan comments

Turkish prosecutors have launched an investigation into remarks by Dutch far-right politician Geert Wilders about Recep Tayyip Erdogan, local media reported on Tuesday. The investigation...

Turkey arrests hundreds over alleged PKK links in Iraq executions

Turkey on Monday announced the detention of more than 700 people over alleged links to the Kurdistan Workers' Party (PKK), after it accused the group...

EU tells Turkey pandemic not an excuse to ‘silence critical voices’

Efforts to curb the spread of the Coronavirus pandemic should not be used as an excuse to "silence critical voices", Europe's top diplomat, Josep...

Greece, Turkey to resume exploratory talks by early March

Greek and Turkish officials are likely to meet again at the end of Feburary or in early March in a bid to scout each...

Turkish FM Cavusoglu to visit Brussels for talks with EU, NATO

Turkey's Foreign Minister Mevlut Cavusoglu is set to pay a two-day visit in Brussels on Wednesday, to hold meetings with EU officials and with...

Ankara, Brussels and the elephant in the room

With helicopters flying over Schuman square and the EU institutions, Turkey's strongman President Recep Tayyip Erdogan was in Brussels, the European Union's de facto...

Stiffening Europe’s southern flank: Washington moves to reassert itself in the Western Balkans

After a period of relative diplomatic quiescence, a senior policy-level official from the Trump Administration began a weeklong trip through Southeast Europe and the...

Turmoil in and around Greece may be switching the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Talks into low gear

The barrage of Greek domestic politics and this week’s almost-clashes with Turkey in the Aegean have combined to get the Greece-Macedonia/FYROM Name Dispute talks...

US Vice President Pence reaches out to Greek PM Tsipras after Cyprus talks collapse

In a clear attempt to minimize the regional political fallout from the failed Cyprus talks, U.S. Vice President Michael Pence called Greek Prime Minister...

Will the IMF finally slide out of the Greece bailout program….and might they take Jack Lew too?

On Tuesday July 14, a day before the Greek Parliament was set to vote through the first and critical implementing law from the Brussels...

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