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EU, Turkey set date for final migrant deal

The EU and Turkey hail a deal to stanch the flow of migrants to the bloc ahead of an ultimate agreement next weekEU President Donald Tusk has described the outcome of an extended Turkey-European Union summit on March 7 as a "breakthrough," saying he would now work on the legal details to reach a final deal at a European summit in Brussels on March 17-18.

Death toll in latest boat tragedy rises to 25

The number of migrants who drowned after a Greece-bound boat capsized off Turkey's Aegean coast on March 6 has risen to 25 and Turkish authorities have detained two human smugglers over the incident.

A Turkish official, who previously put the toll at 18, confirmed the latest figure, saying the coastguard had found seven more bodies, Agence France-Presse (AFP) reported on March 7.

Volunteers open 'leisure garden' for Syrian refugee children in ?zmir

Volunteers in Turkey's ?zmir have opened the doors of their "leisure garden" to Syrian refugee children, in order to provide basic social needs for the traumatized children.

The Basmane district of ?zmir, an Aegean province, is known as a "hot spot" or transition point for refugees seeking to cross into Europe through the Aegean Sea illegally, despite risk of death.

Turkey-based automotive giant set to sell new sedan to America

Tofa?, a joint venture of Turkey's Koç Holding and Italy's Fiat Chrysler Automobiles (FCA), is set to sell the Fiat Aegea sedan to the Americas.  

The Fiat Aegea, which is manufactured in the Tofa? facility in the northwestern province of Bursa, will be exported to the Mexican market in the initial stage under the name of "Dodge Neon." 

Leaders of EU, Turkey to Discuss Cooperation in Tackling Refugee Crisis

The leaders of the EU and Turkey will meet at an international summit in Brussels on Monday to discuss their cooperation in tackling the migrant crisis.

At the European Council of 18-19 February, the heads of state or government of the EU member states decided to hold a special meeting with Turkey in March.

Ankara denies 'Turkey is blocking NATO's Aegean operation'

Calling it a "fabricated" report, Ankara has denied the accuracy of a report which has suggested that NATO vessels deployed in the Aegean Sea to help stop the flow of migrants to Europe have not yet started operating in Turkish waters because they have not been given permission yet from Turkey.