The United States and NATO denounced Russia on Monday (5 October) for violating Turkish airspace and Ankara threatened to respond, reporting two incursions in two days and raising the prospect of direct confrontation between the former Cold War adversaries.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan on Monday (5 October) urged the EU to train rebels, and to consider a no-fly zone and safe haven area in Syria, during talks to address Europe's growing migrant crisis.
Turkish President Tayyip Erdoğan mocked European Union overtures for help with its migration crisis during a long-awaited visit to Brussels on Monday (5 October) that in the end was partly overshadowed by Russia's violation of Turkish airspace near Syria.
German Chancellor Angela Merkel has emerged among the contenders to win this year's Nobel Peace Prize. Also under consideration are Pope Francis, a Russian newspaper and the parties involved in this year's Iran nuclear deal.
Supporters and foes gathered in Strasbourg on Sunday (4 October) on the occasion of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan, who has apparently turned his European tour into part of his election campaign.
German authorities expect up to 1.5 million asylum seekers to arrive in Germany this year, Bild said in a report to be published on Monday (5 October), up from a previous estimate of 800,000 to 1 million.
It will take time to organise elections in Ukraine that respect international standards and as a result, the so-called Minsk peace process will run into next year, French President François Hollande said yesterday (2 October).
Turkey will not allow "terror to take root" or "fait accompli situations" next to its borders, President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan said on Thursday (1 October), a day after Russia launched air strikes in neighboring Syria.