Latest News from Turkey

PM: Greece requested drafting of backup plan for migration

Greece called on the European union to prepare a back-up plan in case the number of migrant and refugee arrivals becomes unmanageable by the country, Prime Minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said after the end of the summit meeting in Brussels on Friday.

Agitators detained after Thessaloniki stunts

Nineteen members of anti-establishment groups faced a prosecutor in Thessaloniki on Friday on charges of disturbing the peace in connection with two raids in the northern port city on Thursday - one on the grounds of the Ataturk Museum, which are shared by the Turkish Consulate, and the second at the check-in desk of Turkish Airlines inside the city's international airport.

Inflation expectations drop to 12.7 percent

End-year inflation expectations in Turkey eased to 12.69 percent in October from 13.96 in the previous month, according to the Central Bank's regular Expectations Survey, released on Oct. 18.

Turkey Has Stopped the Military Operation in Syria (UPDATE)

Following talks with Turkish President Recep Tayyip Erdogan, US Vice President Mike Pence said Washington and Ankara have agreed to a ceasefire in Turkey's assault northeast Syria.

The two sides have agreed on US support for the withdrawal of Kurdish formations.

Over 34,000 irregular migrants held in Istanbul

Over 34,000 irregular migrants were transferred to repatriation centers across Turkey in the last four months, the Istanbul Governorship said on Oct. 18.     

'Turkey favorite destination for international students'

Besides hosting millions of migrants, Turkey is also home to 172,000 foreign students pursuing education in its 206 universities. Over the years, the country has emerged as favorite destination for international students, particularly from Muslim nations.         

Political parties welcome US-Turkey deal

The leader of Turkey's Nationalist Movement Party (MHP) on Oct. 18 welcomed the deal between the U.S. and Turkey on Turkey's operation in northern Syria, calling the move "valuable."

Turkish soldier killed in eastern Turkey

One Turkish soldier was killed and two were injured by a terrorist attack in eastern Turkey, governor's office said on Oct. 18     

Greek FM advises caution on Turkey, says ‘dust must settle’ in Syria

Greece needs to be cautious and not jump to any hasty conclusions regarding Washington's announcement that Turkey has agreed to a five-day ceasefire in northern Syria to allow the withdrawal of Kurdish troops, Foreign Minister Nikos Dendias said on Thursday night.

Turkey sets deadline for YPG withdrawal

Turkey and the U.S. agreed on pausing of Turkey's anti-terror operation in northern Syria after a top-level meeting between the governments of the two allies.
The pause of the operation is not a cease-fire, a cease-fire can only happen between two legitimate sides, the Turkish foreign minister said after the meetings.

EU Leaders Approve Brexit Deal

EU leaders have failed to agree to launch accession talks with northern Macedonia and Albania. A major opponent of this idea is French President President Emmanuel Macron. He urges the Community to reform its membership rules before the accession of new Member States.

Balkan-Turkey Military Ties Blossom Despite Syrian Conflict

Most Balkan countries, except Croatia and Bulgaria, appear determined to deepen defence links with Turkey - despite the international outcry over its recent incursions into Syria.