Europe

‘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...

Stockholm attacker Rahmat Akilov ‘radicalised’ in Turkey

The Stockholm attacker, Rakhmat Akilov, who killed four people after driving a lorry into a department store last week, was radicalised in Turkey, Swedish media...

UK says US strikes in Syria not start of new military campaign

British Defence Minister Michael Fallon has said US missile strikes targeting a Syrian airfield on Friday were designed to deter the government from carrying out...

Kurdish HDP lawmaker visits ‘hate crime’ attack victim in UK hospital

Peoples' Democratic Party (HDP) lawmaker Faysal Sariyildiz visited 17-year-old Reker Ahmed, who was the victim of a "savage attack" in Croydon, England recently and...

Turkey blacklists international universities for alleged ties to Gulen

Turkey has blacklisted at least 29 universities around the globe for alleged ties to the Fethullah Gulen Movement, which Ankara accuses of spearheading last...

Syrian airstrike hit chemical weapons workshop, says Russian Defence Ministry

Workshops where chemical-laden projectiles were produced were targeted by the Syrian airstrike on Tuesday, a spokesman for the Russian Defence Ministry said Wednesday.The reports...

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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...

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