August 4, 2016

World Bulletin / News Desk Turkey’s EU ministry on Friday dismissed six staff members as part of an ongoing probe into the July 15 coup attempt. At least 16 others were suspended from duty over alleged links with the U.S.-based preacher, Fe...

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August 4, 2016

World Bulletin / News Desk Turkey’s prime minister on Tuesday warned the EU against rash statements as the country undergoes a state of emergency following the July 15 coup attempt. Binali Yildirim spoke following comments by European Commi...

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August 4, 2016

BRUSSELS The European Commission on Thursday proposed an additional €1.4 billion for refugees in Turkey, following a meeting in Brussels of the group’s steering committee. The committee was established to provide financial support for Syria...

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August 4, 2016

Since Turkey became a candidate for EU membership in 2005, talks with Brussels on 15 of the 35 requirements to join have been launched. However, over the past three years, various incidents have caused relations between Turkey and the EU to...

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August 4, 2016

    Turkey and the EU have been discussing visa liberalisation since 2013. But will increasing diplomatic tensions put the opportunity at risk? On 16 December 2013, a delegation of the European Commission – led by its Commis...

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June 13, 2016

EU–Turkey, is there hope for visa liberalisation? Turkey and the EU have been discussing visa liberalisation since 2013. But will increasing diplomatic tensions put the opportunity at risk? On 16 December 2013, a delegation of the European ...

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May 31, 2016

Over the past few years, there has been a sharp increase in the amount of people seeking asylum overseas. Turkey, bordering Syria – currently one of the world’s greatest conflict zones – has become host to more than 2 million re...

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December 18, 2015

On 14 December 2015, EU and Turkish ministers met in Brussels for an intergovernmental conference that was followed by the opening of further talks on Ankara’s long-standing efforts to join the 28-member bloc. During the talks, European Uni...

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