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Turkey ready to build its future with Europe, Erdogan says

Turkey ready to build its future with Europe, Erdogan says

Turkey is ready to build its future with Europe and is determined to continue the course towards European integration, Turkish leader Recep Tayyip Erdogan said today. "We ... are focused on cooperation with all …

Turkey won’t join EU in next 30 years - Austrian FM

Turkey won’t join EU in next 30 years - Austrian FM

Both the European Union and Turkey know that accession talks “will lead to nothing,” Austrian Foreign Minister Alexander Schallenberg told German daily Die Welt on Saturday, adding that he didn’t “see” …

Europe preparing its own end, Erdogan says

Europe preparing its own end, Erdogan says

The president of Turkey warned on Saturday that Europe was preparing its own end amid rising Islamophobia across the continent, Anadolu Agency reports. "Europe is preparing its own end with its front against Muslims," Recep …

Merkel: Progress in EU-Turkey relations to benefit both sides

Merkel: Progress in EU-Turkey relations to benefit both sides

Improvement in Turkey-European Union ties is in the interest of both parties, German Chancellor Angela Merkel said Friday during an EU summit in Brussels. Pointing at the developments in the Eastern Mediterranean, the chancellor expressed that …

Germany condemns prison term for German journalist in Turkey

Germany condemns prison term for German journalist in Turkey

German Foreign Minister Heiko Maas called the prison sentence handed down on German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yücel an "absolutely wrong signal" and "does not help build confidence in the implementation of the principles of …

Ankara: Hagia Sophia to be open to visitors of all religions

Ankara: Hagia Sophia to be open to visitors of all religions

The Hagia Sophia mosque will be open to visitors of all religions, and anyone who wants to can visit this amazing building, Turkey’s Foreign Ministry said. After a meeting of the EU Foreign Affairs Council on Monday in …

EU tells Turkey to pull migrants back from Greek border

EU tells Turkey to pull migrants back from Greek border

Turkish President Tayyip Erdogan sought more European support on Monday over the war in Syria and for hosting millions of Syrian refugees, but was told he must first stop encouraging migrants to cross into Greece, Reuters reports. …

Erdogan to travel to Brussels amid standoff with EU

Erdogan to travel to Brussels amid standoff with EU

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan plans to be in Brussels on Monday for a one-day working visit, his office said amid a charged conflict between Turkey and the European Union over migrants and refugees, The New York Times reported. …

Migrants head west after Turkey opens border

Migrants head west after Turkey opens border

Hundreds of migrants in Turkey started arriving on the borders with Greece and Bulgaria on Friday after a senior Turkish official said Ankara would no longer abide by a 2016 EU deal and stop refugees from reaching Europe. As CNBC …

EU attitude toward Turkey far from constructive: Erdogan

EU attitude toward Turkey far from constructive: Erdogan

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan criticized Thursday the European Union for its attitude toward Turkey, calling it “far from constructive”, Anadolu agency reports. "Recently, the EU's attitude toward our …

Turkey slams French magazine slandering Erdogan

Turkey slams French magazine slandering Erdogan

Turkish presidential aide on Thursday slammed Le Point, a French magazine, for its cover branding President Recep Tayyip Erdogan an "eradicator", Anadolu agency reports. "It is clear why they [the French] attack our …

Erdoğan slams EU for policy against Turkey

Erdoğan slams EU for policy against Turkey

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Oct. 24 slammed the European Union’s policy against Turkey, saying Turkey can open its own borders “when the time comes,” Hurriyet daily news reports. “The …

Tusk: Turkey needs to end its operation in Syria

Tusk: Turkey needs to end its operation in Syria

European Council President Donald Tusk called on Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan to pull his troops out of northern Syria. He recalled that the European Union "is condemning …