Turkey neutralizes 7 PKK terrorists in N Iraq, Syria

Turkish security forces "neutralized" at least seven PKK terrorists in both northern Iraq and northern Syria, the National Defense Ministry said on Aug. 21. 


The Turkish Armed Forces and National Intelligence Organization targeted three terrorists with airstrikes in Iraq's Metina district near the Turkish border, the ministry said on Twitter.

Welcome Home? ISIS Returnees Test Balkan Countries’ Ability to Reintegrate

Despite the potential security threat posed by their return, which all three countries say they are taking seriously, experts warn that these people cannot be reintegrated only by the political centre; the local communities where they live must play an even greater role.

Mass Exodus from Afghanistan Sparks New Migrant Crisis in Europe

When foreign policy expert Kemal Kirişci warned of "a mass exodus of refugees fleeing Afghanistan could spark another migration crisis" in April, his research received little attention.

Now, as the Taliban completes a rapid takeover of the country following the US and NATO decision to withdraw, his predictions may have already started to materialise.

EU presidency condemns Belarus’s abuse of migrants for political gain

Brussels – The Slovenian EU presidency strongly supports and expresses solidarity with the EU countries which have come under pressure from illegal migrants from Belarus, Slovenian Interior Minister Aleš Hojs said as he was en route to host a session of EU home affairs ministers to discuss a recent migrant influx from Belarus on Wednesday.

Romanian Migrants Sunday - Patriarch Daniel exhorts diaspora to stay in contact with loved ones at home

Patriarch Daniel of the Romanian Orthodox Church addressed a message on the occasion of the Romanian Migrants Sunday that will be celebrated on August 22, exhorting the Romanians who live away from the country to stay in constant contact with their loved ones at home and to cherish the family - consisting of a man, a woman and children.

FM says Slovenia ready to accept additional Afghan collaborators

Ljubljana/Brussels – Slovenia is ready to accept up to five members of the Afghan staff that collaborated with the EU to show solidarity with other EU member states, Foreign Minister Anže Logar said on Wednesday. For the time being, Slovenia will not offer taking in additional refugees from Afghanistan.