Greece blocks 10,000 migrants at Turkish border
02 March 2020 | 6:31 am
Greek officials say they have blocked 10,000 people from entering the European Union from Turkey, while Ankara reports 76,000 people have crossed the border. The EU's border control agency says it is on "high alert."
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Hundreds of Pakistanis are believed to have been on the vessel that sank off the coast of Greece earlier this week, but just 12 have been accounted for.
Following the reelection of President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, analysts are asking whether Turkey sticks to the unorthodox low interest rate policy he has supported. The crisis-ridden market may be heading for a turnaround.
Turkey has increased its base interest rates by a whopping 6.5%, the clearest indication yet that the unconventional economic policy dubbed "Erdonomics" might be history now in Recep Tayyip Erdogan's new government.
Sweden is keen to join the alliance, but Erdogan has taken a dim view over Stockholm's attitude to pro-Kurdish groups, but PM Ulf Kristersson is hoping to change the Turkish president's mind.
Turkey has long sought the purchase of 40 F-16s from the US, and fresh talks with Washington come after Ankara ended its opposition to Sweden's NATO membership.
NATO members have said they want Ukraine in the alliance when the time is right, as Turkey drops its opposition to Swedish accession on day one of two-day summit in Vilnius, Lithuania.
The court said "dual criminality" had not been met, and that the two people wanted by Turkey risked "being exposed to persecution."
The Turkish president is set to visit the United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia and Qatar. The four nations have gone from unhappy antagonists to, more recently, allies. How did they get there?
Several European countries are sending firefighting teams to Greece as wildfires there continue to rage. The Mediterranean region is likely to be hit by a new heat wave after days of high temperatures, forecasters say.
The Treaty of Lausanne was signed on July 24, 1923. Although its significance is often underestimated, it still ensures stability in the eastern Mediterranean a century later.
In a protest dubbed "the beach towel revolt," Greek islanders are fighting the creeping, illegal privatization of beaches. The "towel movement" demands free access and space for those who don't want to rent sun loungers.
Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan is urging Russia to return to a deal allowing Ukraine to export grain, easing a global food crisis. However, Moscow is seeking concessions that only the West can offer.
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