Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules
ATHENS, Greece (Mar. 22, 2016) — More than 1,600 migrants have landed in Greece since a landmark EU-Turkey deal on curbing the influx took effect, officials said Monday, March 21, as Greek authorities scramble to implement complex new rules.
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.
EU president Donald Tusk warns that hard work lies ahead to finalize the deal, after Cyprus threatened to derail it over long-standing disagreements with Turkey
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 16, 2016) — European leaders launch a charm offensive to win backing for a migrant deal with Turkey on Wednesday, March 16, seeking to heal rifts between member states on the eve of a key summit with Ankara.
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.
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.
The Turkish strikes would likely involve artillery fire from tanks
WASHINGTON DC, USA (Feb. 14, 2016) — The United States pressed Turkey on Saturday, February 13, to halt military strikes on Kurdish and Syrian regime targets Saturday in the northern province of Aleppo, as Ankara weighs a joint ground assault with Saudi troops.
The decision is the culmination of weeks of pressure on Greece, the main gateway for the million refugees and migrants who entered Europe last year
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Feb. 13, 2016) — EU member states on Friday, February 12 gave Greece a 3-month ultimatum to remedy “deficiencies” in controlling the influx of migrants or effectively face suspension from the Schengen passport-free zone.
Turkey’s Oncupinar border crossing reportedly remains closed, as Turkish authorities say they’re working to free up space within existing camps to accommodate new arrivals
BEIRUT, Lebanon (Feb. 6, 2016) — Thousands of Syrians braved the freezing cold at Turkey’s border Saturday, February 6, after fleeing a regime assault that threatens a new humanitarian disaster, as Damascus warned Riyadh and Ankara not to send in troops.