New official figures show that a record 1.2 million asylum seekers arrived in the EU in 2015 – more than double the figure from the year before
BRUSSELS, Belgium (Mar. 5, 2016) — EU president Donald Tusk struck an unusually upbeat note on the migrant crisis Friday, March 4 as Turkey raised the possibility of taking back non-Syrian asylum seekers.
The coordinated plans by Riyadh and Ankara add a new element to the explosive situation in Syria
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Feb. 13, 2016) — Turkey and Saudi Arabia could launch a ground operation against Islamic State jihadists in Syria, the Turkish foreign minister said on Saturday, February 13, adding the kingdom was already sending jets to a Turkish base to attack the extremists.
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.