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Turkey can still join EU: Mogherini

Turkey can still join the EU if it meets the necessary conditions, European Union foreign affairs chief Federica Mogherini said on Friday.Speaking to reporters following...

EU commission calls for release of lawmakers, end to isolation in Turkish prisons

The European Union Turkey Civic Commission (EUTCC) has appealed to Turkey to release imprisoned opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmakers.In a statement on Friday,...

Policeman arrested for spying on behalf of Turkish government in Switzerland

A Turkish-Swiss policeman has been arrested in Switzerland on charges of spying for the Turkish government.According to the Swiss daily Basler Zeitung, 37-year-old Y.K., who was...

Turkey accuses European poll watchers of supporting terrorism

Turkish politicians and press slammed European poll watchers observing Turkey's referendum on Sunday for allegedly “supporting terrorism.”The poll watchers were part of a joint...

Italy calls on Turkey to release jailed journalist Gabriele Del Grande

Italy has urged Turkey to release Gabriele Del Grande, 34, a journalist who was detained near the Syrian border on 9 April, while doing research...

‘Turkish constitutional referendum outcome cause for EU concern’

The European Union should be concerned with the outcome of Sunday's constitutional referendum in Turkey and observe how Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan uses...

Referendum result shows Erdogan not Turkey: Martin Schulz

Former European Parliament President and current German SPD leader Martin Schulz has commented on Turkey's referendum saying, "the results show Erdogan does not mean...

Turkey referendum: EU and US cautious, waiting on OSCE report

The US and European Union officials have said they are waiting on the report by the Organisation for Security and Co-operation in Europe (OSCE)...

Kurds launch hunger strike in Strasbourg to highlight Turkey prison protest

Kurdish groups and individuals, including two lawmakers from Turkey's opposition Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) launched a hunger strike in French city Strasbourg on Thursday.The...

Erdogan closes door on repatriation of imprisoned journalist Deniz Yucel

Turkey's President Recep Tayyip Erdogan has closed the door on the possible repatriation of imprisoned German-Turkish journalist Deniz Yucel to Germany.Speaking on Turkish broadcaster...

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