Turkish officials blame the attack on the outlawed Kurdistan Workers’ Party (PKK), which is listed as a terror group by Turkey and much of the international community
ISTANBUL, Turkey (Sept. 12, 2016) — A car bomb exploded on Monday, September 12, outside the ruling Justice and Development Party (AKP) headquarters in the eastern Turkish city of Van, wounding 48 people including two police officers, the local governor’s office said. Continue reading 48 wounded in eastern Turkey car bombing→
The transfer launches a major operation to clear up the squalid tent city where thousands fleeing war and poverty have lived for months
IDOMENI, Greece (May 25, 2016) — Greek police on Tuesday, May 24, transferred some two thousand migrants out of the overcrowded camp of Idomeni, launching a major operation to clear up the squalid tent city where thousands fleeing war and poverty have lived for months. Continue reading 2,000 migrants moved from Greek border camp→
The pope tells reporters that his gesture is ‘a drop in the ocean’ but hopes that afterwards, ‘the ocean will never be the same again’
ROME, Italy (UPDATED) – Declaring “we are all migrants,” Pope Francis visited the Greek island of Lesbos on Saturday, April 16, with a message of hope for those seeking asylum in Europe, 12 of whom he took home with him to the Vatican.
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.