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At least 4 killed in suicide attack in Istanbul shopping hub

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BLAST. Crime scene police investigators inspect the site after an explosion in Istiklal Street in Istanbul, Turkey, March 19, 2016. Photo by EPA
No group has yet to claim responsibility for the attack that also injured 36 people

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Mar. 20, 2016) — A suicide blast ripped through a major shopping district in Istanbul on Saturday, March 19, killing at least 4 people less than a week after another deadly attack left 35 dead in Ankara.

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EU, Turkey strike deal to send back migrants

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PROTEST. Refugees stage a sit-in on rail tracks during a protest of migrants near their camp at the border between Greece and the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM), near Idomeni, Greece, March 12, 2016. File photo by Nake Batev/EPA
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu is now set to formally sign off on the accord at a final meeting with EU leaders

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 18, 2016) — EU leaders approved a controversial deal with Turkey to curb the huge flow of asylum seekers to Europe, with all migrants arriving in Greece from Sunday to be sent back.

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Suicide car bombing kills 34 in central Ankara

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MANGLED. A destroyed bus is seen in the street after an explosion in Ankara, Turkey, March 13, 2016. Stringer/EPA
The blast at a bus stop near Kizilay square is the second major attack in the heart of the Turkish capital in less than a month

ANKARA, Turkey (Mar. 14, 2016) — A suicide car bomb ripped through a busy square in central Ankara on Sunday, March 13, killing at least 34 people and wounding 125, officials said, the latest in a spate of deadly attacks to hit Turkey.

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Turkey detains two over latest migrant tragedy

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SAFETY. A Syrian child carries a lifebelt before boarding a dinghy to cross the Aegean Sea to the Greek island of Lesbos from the Ayvacik coast in Canakkale on February 27, 2016 as the number of asylum-seekers entering Greece from Turkey continues unabated Photo by Bulent Kilic / AFP
The migrants who died include 10 children, died on Sunday when the boat carrying them on a bid to reach EU member Greece from Turkey sank in the Aegean in the latest deadly disaster on the route

ISTANBUL, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — Turkish authorities have detained a Turkish boat owner and a suspected people smuggler over the latest sinking of a vessel carrying migrants in the Aegean Sea that left at least 25 dead, reports said on Monday.

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25 migrants drown off Turkey

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The Turkish coastguard says 10 out of the 25 fatalities were children

ANKARA, Turkey (Mar. 7, 2016) — At least 25 migrants including children died on Sunday, March 6, when their wooden boat capsized in the Aegean Sea while trying to cross from Turkey to Greece, the Turkish coastguard said.

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EU leaders ‘to declare Balkan migrant route closed at summit’

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In this file photo, a Syrian migrant reacts after members of Turkish Coastal Guard ship UMUT captured them on a boat as they attempted to reach Greek Island Chios at the Agean Sea in Cesme district near Izmir, coastal city of Turkey, December 10, 2015. Tolga Bozoglu/EPA
The European Union’s 28 leaders are pinning much of their hopes for reducing the chaos on new commitments from Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu

BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 7, 2016) — European Union leaders on Monday, MArch 7, will back closing down the Balkans route used by most migrants to reach Europe, diplomats said, as at least 25 more people drowned trying to cross the Aegean Sea en route to Greece.

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Russian bombings in Syria ‘barbaric’

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DESTROYED. A picture shows the rubble of a hospital supported by Doctors Without Borders (MSF) in Idlib, Syria, on February 15, 2016, after the building was hit by suspected Russian air strikes. Photo by stringer/AFP
Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu says the bombings have killed innocent civilians

ANKARA, Turkey (Feb. 17, 2016) — Turkey on Tuesday, February 16, denounced Russia’s bombing campaign in Syria as “barbaric,” saying the assault had killed civilians including children and the elderly.

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Turkish PM slams ‘hypocritical’ calls to open borders

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DAVUTOGLU SPEAKS. Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu speaks during a press conference with German Chancellor Angela Merkel (not pictured) in Ankara, Turkey, February 8, 2016. Photo by EPA
On a visit to the Netherlands, Davutoglu insists the borders of his country had always been open to those fleeing Syria’s civil war

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (Feb. 10, 2016) — Turkish Prime Minister Ahmet Davutoglu on Wednesday, February 10, slammed as “hypocritical” calls by some countries urging Ankara to open its Continue reading Turkish PM slams ‘hypocritical’ calls to open borders

EU says Turkey must keep border open to Syrian refugees

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DISPLACED. The European Union reminds Turkey to take in refugees, as the possibility of a greater number of displaced persons looms. Photo by Bulent Kilic/AFP
The increasing number of refugees is a growing concern for the European Union, and also prompts its top leaders to remind Turkey of its commitments

AMSTERDAM, Netherlands (Feb. 6, 2016) — Top officials from the European Union on Saturday, February 6, reminded Turkey of its international obligations to keep its frontiers open to refugees as Continue reading EU says Turkey must keep border open to Syrian refugees