Italy is pushing EU partners to revive migrant burden-sharing deals as it seeks to stave off a summertime surge in landings from North Africa, Prime Minister Mario Draghi said Wednesday (12 May).
Migration has returned to the top of the political agenda in Italy after more than 2,200 asylum-seekers from Tunisia and Libya arrived on its tiny island of Lampedusa last weekend.
President Recep Tayyip Erdoğan believes that re-establishing peace and stability in Syria depends on Western support to Ankara.
In a column titled The West should help Turkey end Syria's Civil War for Bloomberg, Erdoğan wrote that a peaceful and lasting solution will not be possible unless Syria's territorial integrity and political unity are respected.
Turkey's top diplomat held a series of telephone calls on Feb. 8 with counterparts from three countries.
Mevlüt Çavuşoğlu called his Iraqi Foreign Minister Fuad Hussein to discuss bilateral relations and regional developments, according to Turkish sources.
He separately spoke with Tunisia's Othman Jerandi in a call that focused on recent development in Libya.
As a hedge against the deep uncertainty, airlines are likely to push point-to-point trips to European summer destinations.
Planned flights to France, Greece and Portugal are down by less than 8% on pre-crisis 2019 levels, while Egypt and Tunisia are down by a quarter, according to flight data specialist OAG - although all are set to fall further.