Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an has denounced a senior US official’s visit to Kurdish-controlled northern Syria, underlining the “mistrust” the visit has created in Ankara over the nature of Turkey’s “partnership” with the U.S.
Speaking in the European Parliament yesterday (20 January), Neighbourhood Commissioner Johannes Hahn expressed concern over growing tensions in Turkey between the government and the Kurdish community, and strongly appealed for a return to the peace process.
The aftermath of Turkey’s shooting down of a Russian warplane close to the Turkish-Syrian border on Tuesday morning could well have profound consequences for one of Europe’s most strategic energy relationships, writes John Roberts.
On 1 November, Turkey will re-run its general election, as political parties, namely the Justice and Development Party (AKP), have been unable to form a coalition government since the general election in June.
Supporters and foes gathered in Strasbourg on Sunday (4 October) on the occasion of a visit by Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an, who has apparently turned his European tour into part of his election campaign.
Turkey will not allow "terror to take root" or "fait accompli situations" next to its borders, President Recep Tayyip Erdo?an said on Thursday (1 October), a day after Russia launched air strikes in neighboring Syria.
Turkey's prime minister will tell world leaders next week that Ankara can play a key role in stopping a spread of terrorism, including Islamic State, but expected understanding for its own battle against Kurdish militants.
While EU Council President Donald Tusk visited Turkey on Wednesday (9 September), the leader of the country's main pro-Kurdish party warned that the country was being dragged into a "civil war" following a wave of attacks on its offices by nationalists.
The latest leaked spying records reveal that Germany’s BND intelligence agency considers Turkey a target, complicating relations between Ankara and Berlin at a time when the German government is considering arming Iraq’s Kurdish minority. EURACTIV Germany reports.
A woman who helped found the Kurdish PKK rebel movement and two other women were found shot dead in Paris in the night of 9-10 January after execution-style killings that cast a shadow over peace moves between Turkey and the PKK guerrillas.
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