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Three women found dead on Greece-Turkey border

Greek police discovered the bodies of three women on Oct. 10 near the banks of the River Evros (Maritsa or Meriç) which marks the border with Turkey, and is a crossing for migrants and asylum seekers.

Erdoğan announces Turkey's new investment program

Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan's public mandate on "Investment Program Preparations for 2019-2021 Period," which prioritizes to preserve price stability while reducing inflation and to further strengthen fiscal discipline, was published in the Official Gazette on Oct. 11.

Iran Urges Establishment of Joint Fund with Bulgaria to Boost Trade Cooperation

TEHRAN, Oct. 10 (Xinhua) -- Iran's parliament speaker has called for setting up a joint fund with Bulgaria to boost bilateral trade, Tasnim news agency reported on Wednesday.

Ali Larijani made the remarks in a Tuesday meeting with his Bulgarian counterpart on the sidelines of a conference of Eurasian states' parliaments in Turkey's Antalya.

NSI: Bulgarian Exports to Third Countries Fall 22.9% YoY in January-August 2018

Sofia. In January-August 2018, Bulgaria's exports to third countries dropped 22.9% year-on-year to BGN 10.17 billion, the National Statistical Institute (NSI) said. The main trade partners, representing 52.7% of Bulgarian exports to non-EU countries, were Turkey, China, Serbia, the US, Macedonia and Russia.

We must all obey court rulings: President Erdoğan

Turkey is a country of rule of law and court decisions are binding for everyone, Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan has said regarding the case of United States Pastor Andrew Brunson, who is on trial in Turkey.

Greece, Egypt back Cyprus gas exploration

The leaders of Greece and Egypt on Wednesday backed efforts by regional ally Cyprus to exploit off-shore gas deposits, despite strong objection from Turkey.

Women found near Greece-Turkey border were fatally stabbed

Greek police say three females found dead by a river on the border with Turkey and believed to be migrants had been stabbed in the neck.

Police said a farmer found the victims Wednesday on the Greek side of the River Evros, which runs between Greece and Turkey, near the village of Pragi.

Funeral of hero coast guard officer to be held Thursday

A funeral service will be held on Thursday for a coast guard officer on the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos who saved thousands of lives at the peak of the migrant crisis.

Lieutenant Kyriakos Papadopoulos suffered a fatal heart attack early yesterday. He was 44.

Three women found dead near Greece-Turkey border

Greek authorities say the bodies of three women who are believed to have entered Greece illegally from Turkey were found in a northeastern border region.

Police said the bodies were discovered Wednesday close to the River Evros, which runs along the land border between Turkey and Greece.

Greek officer who rescued migrants mourned

Greek authorities say a coast guard officer credited with saving thousands of lives off the eastern Aegean island of Lesvos at the height of Europes migration crisis has died at age 44.

The coast guard said in a statement that Lt. Kyriakos Papadopoulos suffered a fatal heart attack early Wednesday.

Syria buffer free of heavy arms as jihadists face deadline

A planned buffer zone in northwest Syria has been cleared of heavy armaments ahead of time but a new deadline loomed on Oct. 10 for the tougher task of Turkey convincing jihadists to pull out their fighters.