Turkish penal courts decided to keep two jailed journalists in detention, state-run news agency Anadolu said yesterday (11 January), hours after a top court had requested they be released because their rights had been violated while in custody.
The US mission in Turkey and then the Turkish mission in Washington mutually scaled back visa services after a US consulate employee was arrested in Turkey, in the latest sign of fraying diplomatic relations between the NATO allies.
EU ministers agreed yesterday (25 June) to open a new chapter in Turkey’s accession negotiations for the first time in three years. Even though talks will not start before October, Ankara reacted positively to the development. EURACTIV Turkey reports.